SHOWstudio Fashion Illustration Pop Up x CIFF

31 Jan02 Feb 2018

For the 2018 edition of The Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, CIFF's creative director, Kristian W. Andersen, invited founder and director of MACHINE-A Stavros Karelis to curate the CIFF Raven Projects Area. Karelis' unwavering support and knowledge of emerging design talent presents CIFF with a curation at the cutting edge of contemporary fashion. As part of SHOWstudio and MACHINE-A's long-standing collaborative relationship, SHOWstudio are proud to operate as media partners for this exciting event.

Nick Knight and SHOWstudio have long championed fashion illustration. This exhibition surveys SHOWstudio’s 18-year archive, showcasing examples of illustration that challenge conventional understandings of the medium. Animations, film and footage from live broadcasts are displayed alongside original artworks by a selection of SHOWstudio’s community of over sixty artists.

SHOWstudio invited its long time collaborator and artist Fiona Gourlay to illustrate looks from CIFF's A/W 18 fashion shows. Allowing the public unprecedented access and insight into her unique artistic proccess, throughout the period the space evolved as Gourlay illustrated onto the walls directly.

Previous Exhibitions


100 Women

01 November — 31 January 2019
To honour the centenary of women's suffrage, SHOWstudio present 100 Women. Curated by SHOWstudio’s Gallery Manager Bex Cassie, the exhibition is comprised of 100 fashion illustrations that celebrate women.

Contemporary Fashion Illustration Exhibition

30 June — 30 August 2015
SHOWstudio presents an exhibition of 150 contemporary fashion illustrations by 32 artists. As a key advocate of the discipline, we have gathered a community of the most exciting emerging and established illustrators.

Drawing From the Archive

19 January — 19 March 2017
This exhibition explores SHOWstudio’s long history of championing and showcasing fashion illustration, exploring how the medium can translate across various different formats and can be produced using a variety of different techniques and technologies.
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