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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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.


11 October 2004
A project celebrating the unique legacy of Leigh Bowery, featuring previously unpublished video and sound footage of the artist.

Dream the World Awake

13 September 2011
Walter Van Beirendonck’s avant-garde archive is immortalised for his 2011 Antwerp Fashion Museum retrospective in this larger than life project.