To mark the publication of nail technician Marian Newman’s book, entitled Nailed It: Nails Fashion Technique , Newman joins Nick Knight and SHOWstudio’s contributing Editor Mimma Viglezio for an evening of discussion at the V&A, on 10 May 2019, 7pm – 8:45pm. The discussion centres on creative collaboration in fashion. Revealing the stories behind some of fashion’s most revolutionary imagery – be this the iconic Dior campaigns of the noughties or the first ever Instagram shoot – Knight and Newman examine their contributions to the industry. Newman’s career spans three decades, all of which have been compiled into her book. Looking to the most outrageous projects she’s worked on and sharing the processes behind her nail designs, Newman’s book gives personal and artistic insights – no doubt there will be a lot to discuss! Tickets can be purchased here .
SHOWstudio is pleased to present the live-stream of the The Bargain Hunters fashion film shoot. Watch as Nick Knight showcases Duran Lantink’s fashion creations in a series of looks styled by Simon Foxton. As part of SHOWstudio’s commitment to revealing all aspects of the fashion process, the two-day event will take our viewers behind-the-scenes as we capture Lantink’s collection in motion.
SHOWstudio is pleased to unveil Reality Inverse , a short film made in collaboration with Maison Margiela and presented at London’s Serpentine Gallery. A visual dialogue between creative director John Galliano and photographer Nick Knight, the work draws on the philosophies established at the house of Margiela through recent collections; defining a new era of modern decadence, invoking new illustrative and illusionary codes
To coincide with the global release of the S/S 19 Neeson bag, Anya Hindmarch launch The Weave Project – an immersive art installation to show during London Fashion Week. The installation features The Tube , an interactive artwork created by art collective Numen/For Use. Visitors are invited to climb through The Tube – an oscillating structure of woven mesh – so that they can experience the installation from a variety of views. As part of the The Weave Project experience, Anya Hindmarch host a café and concept store offering Weave Project merchandise and the S/S 19 Neeson collection.
Nick Knight features in Beyond Fashion , opening at ArtisTree, Hong Kong on 12 January 2019. Showcasing a selection of works from some of the most pioneering fashion photographers – a subset previously ignored by the art world – Beyond Fashion encapsulates the move away from aesthetic snobbery, towards an all-encompassing visual culture, wherein the fashion image is given the deserved recognition for its artistic quality. The exhibition will showcase work by over 40 of the most important fashion photographers, including Peter Lindbergh, Ellen von Unwerth, Miles Aldridge, Blommers & Schumm, Erik Madigan Heck and of course, Knight himself. Of Knight, the show features two images – one of which being Snakes , 2009 from the Alexander McQueen S/S 10 campaign.
Nick Knight’s exhibition ‘Still’ at The Mass, Tokyo closes on 16 December 2018. The exhibition showcases a more personal side of Knight’s career and features three distinct bodies of work, ‘Flora’, ‘Roses, Photo Paintings’, and ‘Roses from My Garden’. Unlike other more conventional images of flowers, Knight’s compositions are balanced and harmonious, moving the viewer to consider the innate power of nature and its fleeting beauty. ‘Still’ is open at The Mass until Sunday 16 December 2018.
On 15 and 16 December 2018, SHOWstudio will live stream ‘Squidge’, where Nick Knight will be shooting John Galliano’s Maison Margiela Artisanal A/W 18 collection. Inspired by the futuristic mood of the clothes themselves, Knight will explore new technologies in this shoot, from the innovative parabolic mirrors, to the peculiar lighting and photographic techniques. The magnificent looks, as chosen by John Galliano himself, will be seen and styled exactly how they were on the catwalk.
SHOWstudio is proud to present our editor Mimma Viglezio ‘s debut Tumblr take-over! She presents a one-lesson-a-day account of the main subjects she teaches in fashion and communication schools internationally.
The British Fashion Council has just announced the nominees for the Fashion Awards 2018. In partnership with Swarovski, the British Fashion Council will be unveiling the winners of the categories on 10 December 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall. The Fashion Awards in partnership with Swarovski recognises creativity and innovation in fashion, celebrating exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity has broken new ground in fashion globally over the past 12 months as well as brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today
SHOWstudio presents 100 Women , an exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the UK. SHOWstudio asked 100 models to select the look in which they felt the most empowered; curator Bex Cassie then appointed an artist for each look to translate into a fashion illustration. For the first time ever, SHOWstudio will open a previously closed section of its studio to the public, dedicating the entire space as an ode to these women. In a fashion landscape where physical, sexual and financial abuse has long been the norm, this exhibition presents women and dress as carriers of the agency. 100 Women will be open to the public from 2 November to 31 January 2019