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.