On 30 June and 1 July 2016, SHOWstudio undertook its first ever Facebook Live broadcast.The stream, a collaboration with GARAGE Magazine, encompassed a high fashion photoshoot and a luxury life drawing class. Nick Knight shot models such as Molly Bair and Ruth Bell, while 20 of the world's top illustrators rendered them in paint, pencil and ink. Charlotte Stockdale styled, selecting fashion by the likes of Balenciaga, J.W. Anderson and Moschino. Footage of the event, alongside all the resultant images and illustrations, will be available on SHOWstudio in the coming days.Each day this week, we'll be posting one image from Knight's editorial alongside corresponding illustrations. Featured artists include Frida Wannerberger, Rei Nadal, Stephen Doherty, Jenifer Corker and Helen Bullock.
As part of SHOWstudio's commitment to championing fashion film, Nick Knight invites aspiring filmmakers from across the globe to submit their work to SHOWstudio. A selection of submissions that inspired or impressed him feature in our Fashion Film Submissions page.
The latest edition is a film entitled Ela Kaçmaz, Istanbul, 400 Lira by Harun Güler, a Berlin based artist and filmmaker. Güler's film follows Ela Kaçmaz - a transsexual sex worker based in Istanbul who charges 400 lira a night.
Inspired by Philip Lorca diCorcia’s photographic series, Hustlers, the film threads the line between staging and authenticity, aiming to raise questions about gender identity, sexual morals and concealment.
Watch the film and revisit our previous submissions and send your work to email@example.com to be considered for inclusion!
A departure from Nick Knight's past moving image work, the latest film to launch on SHOWstudio, The Worst Crime Is Faking It, is an intimate portrait of two young lovers, Demi Scott and Harmony Boucher) which observes true loss, affection, love and pain. The duo were left to their own devices before the camera, showcasing their real emotions and tempestuous relationship.
Merging fashion with reality, regular SHOWstudio contributor Anna Trevelyan styled Demi Scott, Harmony Boucher and Scott's housemate Jen Joint, in fashion stocked in SHOWstudio’s e-store, Martine Rose, Cottweiler, GoshaRubchinskiy, Ashish and Molly Goddard.
A few days ago much of the SHOWstudio team headed to Cornwall for fashion’s favourite festival, Port Eliot. The event takes place on the beautiful estate of Lord and Lady St Germans and features music, reading, style and food. A whole host of our brilliant contributors were there to participant. Critic Sarah Mower was pulling together the fashion events in the lively 'Wardrobe Department', notably interviewing Chloe’s Clare Waight Keller and chairing panel discussions with the likes of hatter Stephen Jones and journalist Alexander Fury. If you couldn’t be there but love the sound of that crowd, revisit our In Fashion interview with Mower, watch Jones at work crafting a hat, or revisit this landmark series from Fury’s time as fashion director of SHOWstudio.
Other SHOWstudio favourites in attendance included designer Charles Jeffrey and hatter Piers Atkinson. Jeffrey loves to transform, so it’s apt that he’d set up camp in the MAC tent to bring his LOVERBOY energy and make-up styles to the weekend’s procedures. He brought a similar prowess to SHOWstudio during our recent three-day, Boy Meets Wool LiveStudio - revisit the stream. Atkinson was doing a great job offering a millinery crash course to attendees. If you’re keen to learn from the master himself, revisit our LiveStudio from November 2012, during which Atkinson makes three hats live on camera.
In the gift shop, Mower had assembled some gems - Chloe sunglasses, Claire Barrow bags (watch the designer discuss her youth and influences in our North project) and a host of vintage magazines. If you’re a Print fan, revisit our lively series.
Out and about, guests marvelled at the elaborate sets and stages. Fact fans - they were made by Nick Knight's regular collaborator Andy Tomlinson who dreams up the props and backdrops for many of our SHOWstudio shoots and broadcasts.
The festival not only plays host to the fashion pack, it also inspires them. Waight Keller, Chloe’s creative director since 2011, told me that the festival had inspired her S/S 16 collection, which was perfectly modelled at this year's event by five delicious Cornish sisters, the Warrens. Waight Keller has been based near Port Eliot for the last few years, and was desperate to attend after hearing glowing reviews from friends. ‘It was the spirit of it,’ she mused, when discussing her inspirations. ‘It was a festival where you learn a lot - there are amazing writers who talk about their craft, or musicians who discuss their song writing.’ To hammer home the summery, bohemian spirit of the Chloe girl, Waight Keller had staged a small but well considered exhibition in the imposing Drawing Room of the house. Dedicated to the white dress, a Chloe staple, the exhibition featured garments dating back to the sixties, seventies and eighties as well as her own more modern work. It served to highlight the many icons who have once helmed the Parisian house - aka Phoebe Philo and Karl Lagerfeld - and the seemingly unshakable durability of whimsical femininity and festival style within fashion.
Obrist, who is the co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, talks to Nick Knight about his work in a live interview that took place as part of Photo London 2016.
Be sure to tune in to their discussion, available to watch on demand at SHOWstudio now!
SHOWstudio's Subjective series presents the history of contemporary fashion photography from the point of view of the subject. The series empowers the models and subjects of the photographs, asking them to present the often untold stories behind iconic images
In our latest series, the American model Guinevere van Seenus joins Nick Knight to talk about her experience of working with Tim Walker for Love Magazine's S/S 16 issue. 'Every project he does he puts everything into it,' adds Van Seenus.
'Vogue 100: A Century of Style' showcases the remarkable range of photography that has been commissioned by British Vogue since it was founded in 1916. To celebrate, In our 'Vogue 100' interview series, Nick Knight talks to curator Robin Muir inside the National Portrait Gallery.
In the latest episode, the duo delve into the history of photograph, discussing the milestone image ‘Renaissance' by Clifford Coffin, which was taken in June 1947. 'He’s quite an important figure in the progression of fashion photography,' adds Muir.
This week marks the latest episode of SHOWstudio's Transformative series!
Transformative is a series of interviews with stylists, make-up artists and hairdressers. In this interview, see Nick Knight in conversation with hair stylist Eugene Souleiman as he discusses working with photographer on i-D's 1999 editorial 'Waiting for Peter.' 'It’s a little bit like working with your favourite uncle, very warm… incredibly articulate,' adds Souleiman.
In keeping with our tradition of handing the reins of SHOWstudio's Tumblr over to a different contributor for the first week of every month, the team behind A Magazine Curated By will be curating our Tumblr for the next week.
A Magazine Curated By gives a designer our 200 pages to cultivate a vision of their world, inviting friends and colleagues to contribute to their issue.
Matthew Domescek, Assistant Editor will be sharing his favourite images from previous editions of A Magazine Curated By, special collaborations they have shared with artists, and an eclectic mix of media relevant to the magazine’s oeuvre.
Head to our Tumblr to explore!
Don't miss the latest addition to our Sportswear series, which sees fashion PR Mandi Lennard, founder of fashion consultancy Mandi's Basement, talk through her collection of logo branded sports items and her obsession with logos.
'I think the great thing about logos is that they're historic emblems of a period in time,' she says of their appeal.
SHOWstudio are launching a new film from our Subjective series. This series aims to tell the story from the subjects’ eyes as each model sits down with photographer Nick Knight to share their experiences.
This week’s edition features model Winnie Harlow, who describes her rather unusual start in the fashion business, on being more than just a face, and working with Beyonce on her visual album Lemonade.
Watch the interview on SHOWstudio to get Harlow's whole story!
The duo discuss the life and career George Hoyningen-Huene, who Muir describes as 'the quintessential thirties photographer', having influenced the likes of Horst P. Horst.
The duo are interviewed by Kelly Hash, editor of Harpers Bazaar Australia, discussing Marshall's recent work on the Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life exhibition in Australia.
Guiness provides a unique insight as the owner of the entire collection. 'She (Blow) could talk you into being a designer,' adds Guinness.
Our S/S 17 Menswear round-ups are about to begin!
Be sure to tune in and catch up with the collections!
The students from the BA Fashion Communication course have created a series of essays, films, stills and illustrations focusing on topics such as bearded ladies, grey hair and eyebrows.
Be sure to have a look at their work here!
A new interview with hair stylist, Eugene Souleiman is now available to watch as part of our Transformative series - exploring the history of fashion photography through the eyes of the stylists, hair stylists and makeup artists.
Discussing his time working with Steven Meisel on a shoot for Vogue Italia, Souleiman chats to Nick Knight about his role on shoot, transcending that of just hair stylist by sparking the very inspiration behind it.