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‘Whether it’s high fashion or streetwear or sportswear, if it’s a great product people want it.’ In light of the groundbreaking news announcement that @mrkimjones is leaving @louisvuitton as well as this morning’s @off____white A/W 18 show, revisit the artistic director’s 2017 ‘In Conversation’ with @virgilabloh and @loustoppard!
Third brand in the @CIFF_DK Raven Special Projects area curated by @StavrosKarelis of @MACHINE_A is i-D with a space called i-D-i-Y - launched in 1980, @i_D was intentionally hand made with Issue One being printed by a fanzine printer and on the opening day of CIFF 2018, the current design team – creative director Graham Routhwaite, senior designer Rebecca Boyd-Wallis and designer Kristina Britton – are inviting visitors to lose themselves in our 37-year-history before creating their own photocopied D-i-Y zine. While offering a smile and a wink to our cut-and-paste beginnings, the workshop is a reminder that i-D has always stood for ideas, identity and instant design. Now’s the chance to show us what you stand for using archive tear-outs, slogans and statements from i-D's past, present and future. i-D has built its reputation on being a consistent source of inspiration in fashion culture, beginning as a fanzine dedicated to the street style of punk-era London in 1980. It quickly earned its position at the vanguard of fashion and style, abiding by the premise of originate — don't imitate. i-D has come a long way since its pre-digital, cut-and-paste days and has developed into a glossy magazine that documents fashion and contemporary culture, while continually breaking ground defining it too. i-D continues to encourage creativity, which is why after more than 37 years, it still manages to surprise and inspire. Stay tuned and discover more in the next days about these amazing brands and their creations! Image: @Nick_Knight of @charlotteesmeknight (April 1989) @kristianwandersen #ciff_dk #MACHINEA #Copenhagen #iD #stavroskarelis #kristianwandersen
Interacting, coordinated, attracted and repelled. Ten dancers form trajectories following the unexplored mechanisms of nature. Christos Papadopoulos, Europe's new rising star in choreography sheds new light onto the motifs around us, fascinated by the notion of movement. Watch the first teaser from @Nick_Knight’s film, art directed by @younjiku, as part of our ongoing collaboration with @stegi_occ! 1-4 February 2018 20:30 at the Main Stage #SHOWstudioxOnassisCulturalCentreAthens
Second brand in the @CIFF_DK Raven Special Projects area curated by @StavrosKarelis of @MACHINE_A is titled ""Do It Yourself"" where the British designer #MaxLamb, creative and design lexicon @VirgilAbloh and curator @SamiJanjer will build and characterise Lamb's iconic 2008 ""DIY CHAIR"" Utilising Max Lamb’s democratic “DIY CHAIR” concept created in 2008, Max Lamb presented an accessible, affordable, Do-It-Yourself method to making your very own chair. Inspired by Enzo Mari’s ‘Autoprogettazione’ (Self-design-project) of 1974 and the ‘Rough and Ready’ furniture by Tord Boontje in 1998; “they are to be constructed using very cheap and common building materials readily available from your local DIY shop or hardware store”
Ten years since it’s first inception curator Sami Janjer invited Max Lamb to revisit his “DIY CHAIR” this time alongside Virgil Abloh to add his own elements of characterisation to the chair. In keeping with the concepts' intention of affordability and accessibility, Virgil has chosen to work with ink dying techniques to allow for stain and colour to the wood before or after the chair’s assembly, allowing room for participants to make it their own.
Max Lamb “DIY CHAIR” with characterisation c/o Virgil Abloh will be presented as an installation, a free-standing timber structure concept which allows for maximum viewing from the outside and minimal from the inside. Housed within the installation will sit a workshop complete with materials and tools for the “DIY CHAIR” to be created, assembled, dyed and characterised per Max Lamb and Virgil Abloh overview. Stay tuned and discover more in the next days about these amazing brands and their creations! @kristianwandersen #ciff_dk #MACHINEA #Copenhagen #MaxLamb #VirgilAbloh #SamiJanjer #StavrosKarelis #Kristianwandersen"
'It was intelligent, technical and efficient - but also emotional and moving. An incredibly rare case in the industry. The story told through desirable garments was daring, uncanny, even cathartic.' - @anastasiia_fedorova reports on the @prada A/W 18 show! Visit SHOWstudio to read more from of her Milan Menswear reviews. Plus! Revisit our live panel discussion in which @dinobonacic, @mimmav, @tomglitter, @liamnhess and @charlotte__roberts unpick the latest offering, posing the question: With @diet_prada hot on the tails of designers, where is the line between inspiration and uncredited copying? Watch to find out... RG: @fashiontomax #mmfw
This is SHOWtalk, our brand new form of collections coverage; dissecting the fashion shows live and as they happen. @Nick_Knight and #CalumKnight call each other via SHOWstudio’s Instagram Live and openly discuss the fashion show Calum has just been to. It’s direct, honest and immediate.
Here is a compilation of our London Fashion Week Men's SHOWtalks! Follow for more as we enter Paris Menswear A/W 18, haute couture S/S 18 and the A/W 18 Womenswear collections! #SHOWtalk #SHOWstudio
The first brand for the @CIFF_DK Raven Special Projects area, curated by @StavrosKarelis of @MACHINE_A, is @ALYXSTUDIO! The brand will be presenting never-before-seen imagery from the 'New Happiness · Love Chaos' catalogue, photographed by @Nick_Knight - the latest work from longstanding collaborators Knight and @MatthewMWilliams. ALYX is a brand that embodies the need for an immersive lifestyle, thus, the booth will utilise film, sculpture, imagery and music to envelope the viewer into the world of ALYX. Stay tuned and discover more in the next few days about these amazing brands and their creations! Special thanks to CIFF Creative Director @kristianwandersen
#ciff_dk #MACHINEA #Copenhagen #ALYXstudio #stavroskarelis #kristianwadersen
We are delighted to announce the second project in the collaborative relationship between SHOWstudio and @stegi_occ, 'Ion'. Directed by Christos Papadopoulos, ten dancers interact, evading and being drawn to one another, tracing paths determined by the unexplored mechanisms of nature. 1-4 February 2018 20:30 at the Main Stage #SHOWstudioxOnassisCulturalCentreAthens
'Those who like to intellectualise fashion - which is perhaps appropriate in this case, given that both Takahashi and Miyashita are two of menswear’s more sensitive, cerebral designers - will link this collection to current discussions about robots and AI. About technology moving too fast. About the new frontiers we’re exploring. I saw it as a glance backwards, rather than a brave consideration of what the future has to hold.' - @loustoppard reports on the partnered show of @undercover_lab and @takahiromiyashitathesoloist at @pittimmagine A/W 18. Visit SHOWstudio to read more from Stoppard! Plus! Revisit our live panel discussion in which @georginakevans, @harriet.verney, @mandilennard, Jessica Bumpus and Jake Hall unpicked the offering.
RG: @pittimmagine #Pitti
Catch our @pittimmagine panel now on SHOWstudio! @georginakevans was joined by @harriet.verney , @mandilennard, Jessica Bumpus and Jake Hall to discuss the offering from both @undercover_lab and @takahiromiyashitathesoloist. The panel touched on Undercover's history of collaboration, their hopes for Miyashita's global success, the importance of the Pitti tradeshow platform and the impressive runway offering from the duo. But what did you think? Revisit the panel and join our debate.
@ciff_dk and @stavroskarelis of @machine_a have unveiled the names of the brands and collaborators that will feature in the CIFF Raven Special Projects area in Copenhagen 31 January 2018!
DO IT YOURSELF - #MaxLamb “DIY CHAIR” with characterisation c/o @virgilabloh
Curated by @samijanjer
@oakley by Samuel Ross (@srd_______ )
@1granary | VOID
Each creative will express their fashion and art concepts in uniquely designed spaces that CIFF visitors can enjoy and engage with. Stay tuned and discover more in the next few days about these amazing brands and their creations! Special thanks to creative director @kristianwandersen and @stavroskarelis!
#ciff_dk #MACHINEA #Copenhagen #kristianwandersen #stavroskarelis
Today, Saturday 13 January, SHOWstudio plays host to the @rawpowermovement - A new non-profit initiative that aims to challenge social injustice and neutralise the politics of hate. The Raw Power team will be in the studio today, capturing the first in a series of mugshot sessions, inspired by congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis' 1961 mugshot. 'Even though I was arrested, I smiled because I was on the right side of history.' says Lewis. Each individual will have their portrait taken and each mugshot will then go on to become part of a digital media project the movement will be working on later this month. Stop by our studio to join the initiative or follow the link in our bio to watch our live-stream of the event.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
SHOWstudio, 22D Ebury St, London SW1W 0LU.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
12-2pm #RoguesGallery#RawPowerMovement #GoodTrouble#RESIST
Watch @dilarafindikoglu unpack her controversial S/S 18 runway show in our latest Re-see interview! 'I divided the world into seven groups. I have believers, rebels, thinkers, politicians, royals, religious leaders and a God,' says Findikoglu. The designer speaks to @georginakevans about the religious group backlash to her 'satanistic' symbolism, her dystopian characters and her amazing casting! Head to SHOWstudio to watch the candid interview in full.
Happy Birthday @georgiamayjagger! This illustration of Jagger by Jo Ratcliffe was commissioned for SHOWstudio’s @maisonmargiela exhibition, centred around memory. It explored the pivotal role of scent in triggering reminiscence.
Each participating illustrator was asked to create an original drawing that depicted a personal memory prompted by one of the Maison's Replica perfumes.
ARCHIVE: In December 2001, nine models, styled by @simonfoxton and #jonathankaye, retired to separate rooms in London’s Metropolitan Hotel for a night’s sleep. At midnight, SHOWstudio viewers started logging in to watch the models via webcams as they tossed and turned, becoming gradually more unkempt. @Nick_Knight captured stills from the footage and uploaded them to SHOWstudio. Revisit, ‘Sleep’ now!
Did you catch our #MANAW18 student panel discussion? @lcflondon_’s @connor.j.obrien, @mrbrok from @csm_news and Westminster’s @crabtreej and @poppypoulter joined @georginakevans to discuss modern menswear and to unpick the offerings from @artschool_london, @rottingdeanbazaar and newcomer @stefan_cooke. Head to SHOWstudio now to join the debate! #LFWM #SHOWstudio
Did you catch our @cottweiler live panel discussion? @georginakevans was joined by musician and choreographer @illyrxxii, creative director of @ditto_london @ben_ditto, @matchesfashion’s Joshua Brinksman and writer @rob_nowill, to discuss the future of sportswear, concept-driven design and the duo’s A/W 18 offering! Visit SHOWstudio to watch!
ARCHIVE: In 2014, British designer @craig__green sat down with @loustoppard to discuss his thoughts on community, the contemporary fashion landscape and his aesthetic. ‘I’m always obsessed with the relationships or the similarities between workwear and religious wear, they both have a feeling of putting people into groups,’ says Green. Revisit the interview on SHOWstudio now!
'TANTRUM' - the A/W 18 collection from @_charlesjeffrey - began with the creation of this strange and beautiful concept film directed by @simon_b_morch and edited by @mosko. In a surreal 'haunting' by the LOVERBOYs, we see the very beginnings of the show that will be taking place tonight! Watch the full video exclusively on SHOWstudio now!
ARCHIVE: In 2016, @_charlesjeffrey took up residence in our space for our latest ‘Live Studio’. In collaboration with the @thewoolmarkcompany, ‘Boy Meets Wool: Charles JeffreyLOVERBOY' saw Jeffrey create a Merino wool item live on camera, discussing and revealing his creative process from conception to completion. Revisit ahead of his A/W 18 offering!
ARCHIVE: Last season, Fashion Editor @GeorginaKEvans interviewed the elusive menswear designer @KikoKostadinov, discussing Kostadinov's S/S 18 collection. The duo delved into his creative processes, the inspirations behind the styling and set design and his passion for exceptional craftsmanship. Discover more about Kostadinov, revisit this candid interview ahead of his A/W 18 offering.
Did you catch the @cottweiler show today? Find out more about the duo behind the brand, Matthew Dainty and Ben Cottrell, with our ‘In Fashion’ interview. Back in 2015, the duo sat down with @loustoppard to discuss everything from what success means to them, to the mood, emotion and passion evoked in their designs! Plus! Sunday 7 January 2018, @georginakevans will be joined by a panel of industry experts to discuss the duo’s A/W 18 offering! Tune in to the live broadcast at 11:00 GMT!
ARCHIVE: Last season, menswear designer @EdwardCrutchley took part in our ‘Re-see interview series! Interviewed by @laraletticejw, Crutchley discussed themes of power, gender, and globalisation in his work. 'That joy of a little bit too much, that for me, is what makes fashion exciting.' says Crutchley. Revisit this candid interview ahead of Crutchley’s A/W 18 show to find out more about what makes this designer tick!
ARCHIVE: @Nick_Knight’s ethereal imagery for our 2014 project ‘Bonnet’ features contemporary versions of the headpiece created by a series of designers including @irisvanherpen, @jw_anderson and @stephenjonesmillinery. Conceived with the wonderful @amandaharlech, Lola Norman here wears a bonnet from the @daphne.guinness archive with a jacket from @amandaharlech’s archive. Hair by @eamonnhughes, make-up by @lauradomini2 and casting by @jesshallettcast. Explore the editorial alongside shoot footage and an interview with @vamuseum’s #OrioleCullen now!
Starting today, Monday 1 January 2018, artist and designer @dozie.kanu is taking over the SHOWstudio Tumblr! Kanu's work naturally floats between art, design, music and fashion's various microcosms and this Tumblr take-over will highlight the through-lines that connect everything pertaining to Kanu's life and interests. Ideas and feelings that he sees carrying him into the future. This is 'Jurgen Bey Kokon furniture series, 1999', visit our Tumblr to see more from the brilliant Kanu!