I love it when I see my work as a someone's tattoo. It shows such commitment. I am so flattered.
We are delighted to announce that SHOWstudio are the winners of the 'most creative collaboration' award at the REBELS 2015!
The collision of luxury and lifestyle is fracturing the contemporary travel industry, transforming travel brands into lifestyle brands with a distaste for the conventional. THE REBELS recognise those creative dissenters whose fight for their individual cause finds them at the forefront of this new, limited edition take on travel.
This year’s shortlist was compiled by a creative cartel of cross-industry artists whose own experience in deviating from the norm won them a place on the judging panel. Then the collective had their say when they voted on the winners at LE Miami 2015.
To coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach and the launch of the hotel, SHOWstudio partnered with The Miami Beach EDITION to host a series of interviews with creative visionaries in contemporary culture, including renowned hotelier Ian Schrager, who discusses the American dream in an interview with Carrie Scott, on location in Miami from the hotel’s exclusive new bungalows.
Massive thanks to EDITION and Purple PR for all their help.
I am so pleased to see the exceptionally talented SHOWStudio contributor, Mimi Wade, being acknowledged for her work at Graduate Fashion Week by Suzy Menkes, OBE. Mimi's green dress at the Central Saint Martins Show caught the eye of Vogue's International Fashion Editor among many other remarkable designs featured on the catwalk. Mimi joined us for a live panel discussion on Christian Dior's show in January 2013- to watch the discussion and hear the opinions of this upcoming young designer, follow the link here.
In an intriguing collaborative project, model Tessa Kuragi and designer Jon-Ross Le Haye have created Bruise Album, a one-off, light activated album and a limited edition of 50 facsimile books showcasing a collection of semi-transparent images of bruising.
Kuragi, who has shot for fashion photographers such as Inez and Vinoodh and Ellen Von Unwerth, has long collected photos of bruises she has sustained over the years. 'I have always been drawn to bruising as a mark of love, endurance, trust, and the paradoxical nature of sexual sadomasochism - being both incredibly intimate and caring, whilst mediated through pain and suffering,' she explained. With the help of her partner Le Haye, the designer behind numerous recognisable Tate and Whitechapel Gallery campaigns, she presented her collation of bruises as a series of semi-transparent images bound together in a re-appropriated Victorian photo-album. The format acts to mirror the fading of bruising over time - together the collection forms a combined bruise that lightens with each page turn, while the pretty illustrations on each page create a strange juxtaposition. The pair's choice of translucent paper also references the nature of bruises on the skin, where blood, something previously concealed, leaks to just below the surface.
Here is a video I love.
Produced by Cktrl x Larry B
Visual Directed by Loren Platt & William Pine
The first instalment from London based collective FAM (http://familyartmusic.com/)
Credits & Links
CKTRL // https://soundcloud.com/cktrl
LARRY B // https://soundcloud.com/itsonlylarry
Loren Platt // http://lorenplatt.com/
William Pine // https://vimeo.com/williampine
Grooming by Bobana Parojcic // http://bobanaparojcic.com/
Location The Depot Clapton East London // http://thedepotclapton.com/