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    A week celebrating Peter Saville on SHOWstudio

    We are thrilled to announce that SHOWstudio will be celebrating the life and work of seminal graphic designer, Peter Saville this week! Saville and Nick Knight have a long history of collaboration since the artist played a key role in SHOWstudio's beginnings. The week will commence with the launch of a newly cut version of Saville's revelatory 2015 'In Fashion' interview on Wednesday 8 November 2017 15:00 GMT, followed by Soft Furnishings, a fashion film created from archive footage of Knight and Saville's 2009 editorial for Wallpaper* magazine's 'Sex' issue. Launching Sunday 12 November 2017 17:00 GMT you can also watch Saville's archive 'In Camera' interview with Lou Stoppard. 

    In the meantime, visit SHOWstudio x MACHINE-A to shop Saville and Julie Verhoeven's wallpaper print, based on Forget-Me-Not, the interactive computer wallpaper created by the two artists in 2001. 

    Make sure to tune in, and explore SHOWstudio's wealth of material on the artist who defined British visual culture.

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    Don't miss our illustrators in residence at 15 Floral Street!

    In October 2017 SHOWstudio opened a pop-up gallery at 15 Floral Street in Covent Garden. The space aims to continue SHOWstudio's mission of displaying the best talent in illustration and the graphic arts at an affordable price range, as well as allowing a glimpse behind the scenes of the fashion industry. Throughout November and December 2017 the gallery will host some of our illustrators in residence, giving the public a chance to see their artworks come to life. 

    Up first is Frida Wannerberger who's worked for Pringle of Scotland, as well as Elle, A Magazine, Harper's Bazaar and Lula, followed by Jenifer Corker who creates intricate embroidered illustrations. December will see painter and illustrator Poppy Waddilove whose dreamlike images have been featured on Vogue Digital, Grazia and The Edit, followed by Connie Lim who's worked for brands like Guerlain and Bulgari. The series will conclude with artist, director and longtime SHOWstudio collaborator Rei Nadal, who's used her unique eye working for Gareth Pugh and Primal Scream, and Velwyn Yossy who splits her time between London and Los Angeles and works across the lines of art, fashion and design.

    The pop-up is open Tuesday-Friday 11AM-7PM and Saturday 12 PM-6 PM. We are closed Sunday and Monday. See the schedule below and make sure to come by, or shop the artists' work online on SHOWstudio x MACHINE-A.

    Frida Wannerberger

    10-11 November 2017

    Jenifer Corker

    23-25 November 2017

    Poppy Waddilove

    1-2 December 2017 

    Connie Lim 

    8-12 December 2017

    Rei Nadal

    14 December 2017

    Velwyn Yossy

    15-16 December 2017

     

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    Posturing: Photographing the Body in Fashion

    Today sees the opening of Posturing: Photographing the Body in Fashion, an exciting new exhibition co-curated by Holly Hay and Shonagh Marshall!
     
    The first iteration of a three-part partnership with luxury online retailer THE OUTNET.COM and the first from the duo, the exhibition examines the role of the female body in contemporary fashion photography, focusing on the form and posture of the model within each image. 
     
    On display are a carefully curated selection of images charting a movement in which the body is captured in extraordinary gestures and poses. Showcasing the likes of Johnny Dufort, Brianna Capozzi, Tyrone Lebon and Coco Capitán, the exhibition brings together diverse photographic stylings with the common theme of interest in shape and structure. 
     
    Divided under different titles - Casting, Hair and Make-up, Set Design, Layout, Location - each section invites the viewer to question and consider the models, their pose, form and styling. One is challenged to contemplate the effect of a fashion photograph on the presentation of the garment it celebrates. Each image sits in a beautifully matched coloured frame, as if a subtle undertone from each image has been selected and utilised.
     
    Posturing: Photographing the Body in Fashion is on show at 10 Thurloe Place, London, SW7 2RZ from November 2 – November 12, 2017. Don't miss this beautiful show, reflecting a defiant new movement in the medium.
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    OUT NOW! Shop the latest drop of Gosha Rubchinskiy

    Brand new A/W 17 menswear pieces have landed from menswear designer Gosha Rubchinskiy!

    Rubchinskiy’s latest drop is available now on our SHOWstudio/MACHINE-A e-store, always fast-selling, be sure to grab before the items go! 

    Visit our In Fashion interview with the designer to find out more about the inspirations and references that influence his designs.

    To find out about future drops follow SHOWstudio's blog or subscribe to MACHINE-A!

     

     

     

     

     

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    Lou Stoppard is our November guest curator for Tumblr

    In keeping with our tradition of handing over the SHOWstudio Tumblr to a different contributor the first week of every month, our November guest curator will be none other than editor-at-large Lou Stoppard. Stoppard will be publishing exciting extracts from her brand new book, Fashion Together released earlier this month by Rizzoli. 

    'You find a mate who’s going to complement the parts of you that are missing and that’s what both of us do, because Michèle left to her own devices would be in a tent in the wilderness.' - Rick Owens on Michèle Lamy from Fashion Together.

    Follow our Tumblr all this week from 1 November to gain never before seen access into the making of Fashion Together! Shop here.

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    Live illustrating at our 15 Floral Street pop-up!

    SHOWstudio is delighted to announce that both Lara Mackenzie Lee and Richard Kilroy will be live illustrating at our 15 Floral Street pop-up this week!

    The event will take place at our new pop-up on Covent Garden's Floral Street open 11am to 7pm. A rare opportunity in which you will be able to meet and see both artist's illustrate live. 

    Mackenzie, who has worked for companies such as Erdem and Selfridges, will be in the space from Tuesday 31 October to Wednesday 1 November, showcasing her surrealist fashion illustration stylings. 

    Kilroy, who rose to fame in 2010 due to his work with Dior, will be in the space from 3-4 November showcasing his sensual illustrations.

    Browse Kilroy's or Lee's work in store. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    SHOWstudio has a fashion illustration pop-up on Floral Street!

    Nick Knight and his award winning fashion website SHOWstudio are offering the public a chance to explore their extensive archive of original fashion illustrations at a brand new pop-up on Covent Garden's newly opened Floral Street!

    The space will be open until January 2018 and will host a selection of SHOWstudio's illustrators taking residency, allowing the public a chance to watch them work first hand. The space also offers visitors a chance to sit on one of SHOWstudio's panel sets. The gorgeous chairs, usually reserved only for panelists are arranged to create a reading corner with a curated selection of books and magazines.

    SHOWstudio has consistently pushed the boundaries of communicating fashion and all stages of the creative process. Throughout the years, as a key advocate of fashion illustration, SHOWstudio has gathered a community of the most exciting emerging and established illustrators and commissioned a variety of unique and collectable artworks for its seasonal collections coverage and for special projects. As affordable and unique pieces, these artworks offer a perfect entry point for future art collectors and the SHOWstudio Floral Street pop-up provides the perfect environment to introduce these artists and illustrators to a much deserved wider audience.

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    Explore the incredible work from Restore The Music UK

    Restore The Music is a UK based charity that funds music education by providing instruments directly to state schools across London. To raise awareness for this cause, Polly Moore, longtime supporter of Nick Knight and SHOWstudio, has asked Rankin to make a series of films, releasing 3 October 2017. 

    In Moore's own words; 'The idea was to have one film which simply encapsulated the power of music in life and present the existence of RTM UK (the DNA Film), and the other (Battle of the bands) presents a simple snapshot of the charity through our music competition which took place in July.'

    Restore The Music has now granted £600,000 to 20 schools in 9 boroughs, reaching over 16,000 children!

    Explore their work here.

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    SHOWstudio x Innersect, Shanghai!

    SHOWstudio are honoured to be a media partner and contributor for Innersect, Shanghai. Innersect is an impressive showcase of creatives from the world of art, food, fashion and music, who stem, not only from the contemporary and forward-thinking city of Shanghai, but from the influencing cities of New York, Paris, London, L.A and Tokyo. 

    From 4 October to 10 October, the SHOWstudio team will be visiting Shanghai to showcase our work, host a panel discussion and film a selection of In Your Face interviews! 

    SHOWstudio will be showcasing their films in a custom booth at the Innersect expo - If you have a ticket, stop by and meet the team! Plus: The trade show will have a bounty of SHOWstudio contributors and unique new talent on display, visit to peruse spaces by the likes of Scott Campbell, J.W.Anderson, Kelly Beeman and more. 

    On 6 October, Lou Stoppard will be joined by No Vacancy Inn’s Tremaine Emory, Ambush’s Yoon Ahn, our host Edison Chen and ALYX’s Matthew Williams to discuss Collaboration within fashion - why are collaborations so prevalent within street-culture and to what extent is this to do with the merging of music with fashion. This will be released on SHOWstudio's In Conversation series at a later date. Stay tuned for both the panel and the upcoming In Your Face's with ASAP Rocky and Dr. Woo! 

    Scan the QR code in the attached image for more information and download the Innersect app to buy tickets, download schedules and for all details of the next few days. 

    Thanks to Edison and his wonderful team for hosting us!

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    Molly Goddard is our next 'In Fashion' interviewee!

    We are delighted to announce that womenswear designer and 2016 British Emerging Talent award-winner Molly Goddard will be our next 'In Fashion' interviewee! Goddard will be interviewed live by Lou Stoppard 18 October 2017 11:30 BST.

    Specialising in traditional hand-craft techniques such as hand pleating, smocking and crocheting. Goddard's collections are held in stockists worldwide including Dover Street Market, Trading Museum Comme des Garçons, I.T, Browns, Boon the Shop and Club 21.  

    Goddard's work touches upon themes of special occasions, nostalgia and coming of age, often taking inspiration from party dressing and Sunday best. The techniques she utilises serve to create clothes that are both delicate and fragile. 

    Tune in to this exclusive live interview 18 October to hear Goddard discuss her affinity for buzzworthy shows, her family-based practice and her mastery of pouffed silhouettes!

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    Introducing our PFW illustrator Frèdèric Forest

    The French artist Frédéric Forest is our Paris Womenswear S/S 18 illustrator! Explore his minimal drawings reinterpreting the Paris runway looks!  

    Forest perceives paper as the primary source of every design. His technique is mainly based in drawing black lines, taking the female body’s outline as his main inspiration. 

    Head to our Tumblr to peruse his work! 
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    Introducing our LFW illustrator Julia Pelzer

    Hamburg based illustrator Julia Pelzer is our guest illustrator for London Fashion Week this season! Don't miss her interpretations of catwalk looks as part of our coverage for London collections.

    Her signature elegant and feminine aesthetic is inspired by Asian art and traditional calligraphy techniques. Pelzer expresses her figures through fluid expressive lines, visible brush strokes and bold colour. 

     

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    Introducing our NYFW Illustrator Veronica Mortellaro

    Seattle based artist Veronica Mortellaro is our guest illustrator for NYFW this season! Don't miss her interpretations of designers such as Tom Ford and Calvin Klein as part of our coverage of New York collections. 

    Fascinated by people, bodies, relationships, and emotions, Mortellaro uses the fluidity of acrylic ink and watercolour to explore the human figure. As a young woman living with chronic pain, Mortellaro's figures are an expression of human experience. The medium of ink facilitates the fluid relationship between Mortellaro and her work. Don't miss her muted abstract forms in our carefully curated collections coverage. 

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    Womenswear S/S 18 Panel Schedule

    During the Womenswear S/S 18 collections, SHOWstudio will be hosting fourteen live panels debating and discussing the most anticipated womenswear shows of the S/S 18 collections. 

    This season, Lou StoppardMimma Viglezio and Georgina Evans chair panels alongside various industry experts on a range of issues currently affecting the fashion industry, all streamed live at either 11:00, 14:00 or 17:00 BST.

    See the schedule below and tune into our panels featuring Calvin Klein, Helmut Lang, Versus Versace, Marques'Almeida, Fendi, Jil Sander, Y/Project, Lanvin, Rick Owens and Givenchy.

    Calvin Klein

    Friday 8 September 2017 at 11:00 BST

    Topic: Why does everyone copy Raf? What should American fashion look like today?

    Panelists:

    Chair: Lou Stoppard, Editor-at-Large

    Charlotte Roberts, stylist 

    Nellie Eden, writer

    Alexandra Fullerton, stylist

    Dal Chodha, editor

     

    Helmut Lang

    Tuesday 12 September 11:00 BST

    Topic: Given Shayne Oliver’s appointment, we will consider the concept of an ‘editor in residence’. How does one pay due respect to the original designer?

    Panelists:

    Georgina Evans, junior editor

    TBA

     

    Versus Versace

    Sunday 17 September 14:00 BST

    Topic: Is a rotating creative director viable to the Versus model?

    Panelists:

    Lou Stoppard, editor-at-large

    Dan Thawley, editor-in-chief

    TBA

     

    Marques'Almeida

    Monday 18 September 17:00 BST

    Topic: How can brands target a youth audience?

    Panelists:

    Georgina Evans, junior editor

    TBA

     

    Fendi

    Thursday 21 September 17:00 BST

    Topic: Fendi is back! Why is the house excelling right now?

    Panelists:

    Mimma Viglezio, creative consultant

    Finn Mactaggart, editor 

    Shonagh Marshall, curator

    TBA

     

    Jil Sander

    TBA (Saturday 23 September 17:00 BST)

    Topic: Jil Sander is now helmed by Lucie and Luke Meier. In a new landscape of creative directors, who are the emerging power brands?

    Panelists:

    Mimma Viglezio, creative consultant

    TBA

     

    Y/Project

    Wednesday 27 September 11:00 BST 

    Topics: This panel delves into Paris' young creative scene. Has the city changed after Vetements' era of irreverent youth? Who are the new brands to know?  

    Panelists:

    Lou Stoppard, editor-at-large

    TBA

     

    Lanvin - Student Panel 

    Wednesday 27 September 17:00 BST

    Topic: This student panel will discuss the effect Alber Elbaz's departure has had on the house, the brand has gone through two creative directors in the space of two years, first Bouchra Jarrar and the newly appointed 'e-couture master' Olivier Lapidus. How can one of the oldest surviving French fashion houses stay relevant in the digital era?

    Panelists:

    Lou Stoppard, editor-at-large

    TBA

     

    Rick Owens

    Friday 29 September 11:00 BST

    Topic: The best shows in fashion? What makes a Rick Owens show such a winner.

    Panelists:

    Lou Stoppard, editor-at-large

    TBA

     

    Givenchy

    Sunday 1 October 11:00 BST

    Topic: This panel discusses Clare Waight Keller's debut for the house in the wake of Ricardo Tischi's twelve-year tenure. Is her move from Chloé to Givenchy a good fit? Does this feel like contemporary Givenchy?

    Panelists:

    Lou Stoppard, editor-at-large

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    New Label Les Girls Les Boys celebrates the concept of 'Bed to Street'

    Self indentifying as a brand that embraces the newest cultural and generational attitudes, Les Girls Les Boys launches their first collection this week!

    Promoting the idea of 'Bed to Street,' the line is categorised by simple underwear, soft t-shirts and beautifully cut hoodies. Unadorned and modest in colour, the brand commits to an image that is is un-filtered, un-pretentious and honest. Resolutely democratic and self-assured les girls les boys celebrates the fluidity of love and friendship, cross cultural mind-sets and diverse identities.

    Shop online at: https://lesgirlslesboys.com/ 

     

     

     

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