Sans Couture

Launched on 01 August 2014

A/W 14's finest haute couture is captured in unconventional fashion in a collaboration between Nick Knight, Chanel’s Amanda Harlech and The Independent’s Alexander Fury. The editorial, which appeared The Independent, is inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s preoccupation with ‘sans couture’ - literally without sewing - and focuses on veiling, wrapping and unwrapping the body. Mirroring the ‘sans couture’ concept, Elena Sudakova (a model famed for her flexibility and contortion abilities) and dancer Olivia Cowley push their bodies beyond ordinary limits to showcase the most unusual haute fashion from houses such as Giambattista Valli, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino, Chanel, Schiaparelli, Margiela, Dior, Armani and Versace.

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Past, Present & Couture

02 March 2002
The first five years of John Galliano's groundbreaking Dior couture collections are celebrated in a landmark five-day fashion shoot by Nick Knight.
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Asian Couture Week 2012

23 October 2012
SHOWstudio headed to the inaugural Asian Couture Week in Bangkok, Thailand to bring viewers a multimedia collections report.
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Ming Xi Couture 2011

11 April 2011
Ming Xi shot by Nick Knight in S/S 11 couture for V Magazine; this project includes fashion film, interviews and analysis of the exquisite pieces.