NEW! The truly brilliant cinematographer @anamibia and SHOWstudio's @ceascott explore the meaning of radical and the importance of difference in a brand new 'In Your Face' segment. In-keeping with this seminal series, this interview is a wonderfully candid discussion exploring identity, race and what it means to be an artist in contemporary America. Head to SHOWstudio to watch this interview in full or visit The Store Studios at 180 The Strand from 12pm-7pm 12-13 December -and 12pm-10pm 14 December to watch Scott's interview alongside Jafa's eye-opening work 'Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death'.
Happy Birthday to the great @therealpeterlindbergh! To celebrate, revisit the seminal photographer and filmmaker’s 2017 ‘In Fashion’ interview with @loustoppard! The duo discuss Lindbergh’s experience working with Rei Kawakubo, digital vs. print and the challenging expectations of a woman’s appearance - a must watch!
The wonderful @jenifercorker was illustrating live at 15 Floral Street today! Didn’t catch her? Fret not! Watch her at work on our Facebook, or stop by the space tomorrow Friday 24 November or Saturday 25 November to see Corker’s unique and beautiful creations come to life #SHOWstudioFloralStreet
'You should never practice or plan a shoot. You have to respond to what you see, not what you imagine you’ll see.' Last week, @Nick_Knight discussed his visionary process with @ceascott for @adobe's #CreativeMeetUp. Watch the full footage now: https://youtu.be/DzUJ9OFxR08
New! As part of his own championing of fashion film, @Nick_Knight invites aspiring filmmakers from across the globe to submit their work to SHOWstudio. Our latest submission, by the talented crew of @cribpresents, sees poet @tommy_sissons in the unisex clothes of @ataraxi_official, captured against an industrial and developed London backdrop. Don’t miss 'CRIB x TOMMY SISSONS' on SHOWstudio now!
Look! It’s the catalogue that accompanies the North exhibition at @somersethouse. It was edited by our own @loustoppard in collaboration with @adam__murray. You can buy it from our shop - which is exciting as it’s sold out at most other outlets! Can’t make it to the exhibition? Fret not! Snap this up or head online to our North series to see where the project all began. The catalogue features interviews and essays by SHOWstudio favourites including @thecharlieporter#KenGrant and @alasdairmclellan. Supported by @email@example.com. A BARGAIN at £14.95.
Happy Birthday @bjork! The Icelandic singer, actress and DJ has influenced every aspect of visual and music culture since 1987 and as one of our regular contributors has collaborated with SHOWstudio and @Nick_Knight multiple times. Revisit the uncensored music video, editorial gallery and typeface for 2001's ‘Pagan Poetry’, directed by Knight now!
‘Joie de Vivre’, @ruthhogben’s fashion film created for @garethpughstudio’s A/W 10 collection projects the dazzling decadence and glamour of the roaring twenties into the 21st century. Head to SHOWstudio to watch the film in full now!
Every season, SHOWstudio invites a fashion illustrator to depict key looks from the collections. Revisit the animated couture illustrations of Tara Dougans, capturing the intensity and magic of the S/S 13 catwalk. Dougans' series of GIF’s explore the emotion inherent in the clothes she is inspired by.
Announcing the @marques_almeida Christmas Market at 15 Floral Street! We are excited to be collaborating with the design duo on a festive Pop-up at our Illustration Gallery in Covent Garden. The amazing @helendebullock will be working on a very special festive illustration and the incredible @keashbraids will be joining us in store as well! Add the dates to your diaries for more to come soon! Illustration pictured is @julia.pelzer's beautiful rendering of M'A's S/S 18 collection. #SHOWstudioFloralStreet#MarquesAlmeida
Since the late eighties, @Nick_Knight has filmed all his photoshoots. Celebrate #wcw and @lilyaldridge's birthday by revisiting our 2014 photoshoot ‘Pin-Ups’ with @10magazine! Go behind the scenes with our selection of process films, featured alongside Knight’s shimmering editorial imagery, recontextualizing the beauty of Aldridge and 12 other @victoriassecret angels.
@fionagourlay’s beautiful Christmas wrapping paper marks the start of the festive season at 15 Floral Street! The paper and matching gift tags are available at our neighbouring Pop-up @noelpopup and all proceeds go to #ChildreninNeed. Gourlay’s original artwork is on display at 15 Floral Street, don’t miss out! #SHOWstudioFloralStreet
ARCHIVE: The arresting final images from @Nick_Knight's shoot for Arena Homme Plus show @JGalliano's A/W 07 menswear collection in all its militaristic and raw pagan energy. ‘Beasting’, a collaboration with @simonfoxton, presents an explosive action shoot alongside a fashion film by Knight and @ruthhogben. Explore in full on SHOWstudio now!
‘Soft Furnishings 2017’, edited by SHOWstudio Head of Fashion Film @raquel_couceiro_, fetishises furniture, fashion and flesh alike. Reworking footage from @nick_knight's shoot for the July 2009 'Sex' issue of Wallpaper*, as inspired and informed by Peter Saville’s infamous apartment in Mayfair in the mid-nineties, Couceiro’s erotic fashion film explores the sexualisation of an environment. Watch the film on SHOWstudio now, alongside a brand new interview between @LouStoppard and #PeterSaville. Thanks to @wallpapermag!
Oh look! North: Fashioning Identity is now open at @somersethouse. The exhibition is curated by our editor-at-large @loustoppard with @adam__murray. Did you know? The exhibition builds on a SHOWstudio project conceived by Stoppard and Murray. Alongside essays and visuals, the project features interview films with key Northern figures such as @stephenjonesmillinery and @simonfoxton. The films are on display in the exhibition within environments created by set designer extraordinaire @tony_hornecker which nod to the content of each film. Go sit on @christopher_shannon’s couch and listen to him on the phone or ride the bus with @gary.aspden. The exhibition is sponsored by @adidas and runs until 4 February. Head online to our North project to find out more! Photo: Tim Bowditch
Happy birthday to the inimitable @daphne.guinness! Celebrate the designer, model, musician and longstanding SHOWstudio collaborator by revisiting ‘Fatal Flaw’, the 2013 music video filmed at SHOWstudio for Guinness’ first single.
'A fashion show is one element of a long story.' @alexdebetak in interview live with @loustoppard for 'In Fashion'. Watch the full conversation now as the pair discuss de Betak's optimism for the future of fashion and his most memorable moments!
'The UK is this tiny test space - project space - of pop.' Peter Saville reflects on the importance of pop in British culture in our newly-edited version of his 2015 'In Fashion' interview with @loustoppard. Saville opens up about his work, key influences and the limitations of the label 'graphic designer'. Watch this beautiful edit of his seminal interview on SHOWstudio now!
@Dior's S/S 15 set, designed by @alexdebetak. Today 17:00 GMT @LouStoppard will be interviewing the set designer extraordinaire LIVE for 'In Fashion'! Betak has produced some of fashion’s most memorable and intricate catwalks for the likes of @rodarte, @jacquemus and @marykatrantzou. Tune in to learn more about the man dubbed 'The Fellini of Fashion'!
'People can underestimate the power of clothing but Frank’s shirts are imbued with all the wonderful passions and masculine elegance he had. This discreetly simple item of clothing, this white shirt, is more of a piece of art than I think Frank would have ever allowed himself to believe.' @Nick_Knight remembers the life and legacy of his longtime shirtmaker, Frank Foster in this touching tribute. Read the full piece on SHOWstudio now and explore @frank_foster_shirts. Image: Michel Molinare
'Guiser' brings together previously unseen footage of legendary performer, designer and muse, #LeighBowery. Soundtracked by unreleased tracks from Bowery’s band Minty, the films depict Bowery in front of @nick_knight’s lens. Explore our archive to celebrate the mark this unique provocateur left on visual culture.
@nick_knight’s experimental film commissioned by @alyxstudio creative director @matthewmwilliams explores the implications of attempting to contain beauty. The film was shot on three channels and shows fireworks being set off inside three plain plexiglass cubes. Head to SHOWstudio now to watch ‘The Sound Of Light’s Own Destruction’ in full!
'The filming of this dress for me really is the anatomy of a failure.' 'INCUNABULA', @marieschuller’s 2014 film was created as part of ‘1914 Now. Four Perspectives on fashion curation’, a collaborative project between
curators and filmmakers, exploring fashion on the cusp of modernity. To see this beautiful reflection on the function of a garment, head to SHOWstudio now!
The amazing @richardkilroy came to 15 Floral Street today to live illustrate! Richard will be back in the Covent Garden space tomorrow so stop by to watch his process and explore our beautiful archive of fashion illustration. We are open 11-7pm! #SHOWstudioFloralStreet