Fashion & Freedom

Launched on 12 May 2016

In May 2016, SHOWstudio commissioned three fashion films to go on display in Fashion & Freedom - an exhibition exploring the profound effect the First World War had on women - at Manchester Art Gallery. Nick Knight and the SHOWstudio team selected rising filmmaking talents; Rei Nadal, Marie Schuller and George Harvey. Each tackled a different piece of fashion pertaining to the changes caused by the war and was paired with a different designer whose work felt relevant to each topic. Nadal explored the fall of the corset in a film featuring custom designs by Phoebe English. Harvey looked at military wear and collaborated with Gareth Pugh. Schuller working with acclaimed menswear designer Craig Green and explored workwear.

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100 Women

02 November 2018
To honour the centenary of women's suffrage, SHOWstudio present an exhibition of 100 fashion illustrations that celebrate and empower women.
Project

Compulsive Viewing: The Films Of Guy Bourdin

17 April 2003
Discover the moving image work of Guy Bourdin; eleven fashion films edited from never-before-seen archival footage and showcased exclusively by SHOWstudio.
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Black

01 September 2004
Re-live the one-off spectacle of Alexander McQueen’s 2004 ‘Black’ show.