Launched on 20 July 2015

Driven by the discussion surrounding the future of the printed magazine, SHOWstudio puts the spotlight on now infamous style mags and zines from the past - Cheap Date, Nova, Twen, West One, Lipstick, Ritz, Deluxe and many more - that continue to inspire today’s image-makers and writers. Intrigued by the repeated assertion that ‘print is dead’, SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard collected together the founders of these titles, alongside some of the world’s most avid magazine collectors, to question how a mag’s impact and success can be measured by far more than its print run.

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23 January 2002
Focusing on fashion imagery published and withdrawn at the time of the attacks of 9/11, Killed examines work by Raf Simons, David Sims, Nick Knight and more.

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.


08 October 2003
SHOWstudio took an exclusive sneak peek inside Viktor&Rolf's Musee de la Mode et du Texile exhibition ahead of the opening night.
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