Knight took to Twitter to reveal the preview image from the shoot saying: 'The very lovely Kim Kardashian. Preview from the series of pictures I shot of Kim for SHOWstudio and V magazine.' Kim quickly resonded by retweeting the post with exclamation points. So, what with Kanye West restyling her, I sadly suspect that there's a lot more where that comes from. US Vogue still seems like a definite no but with West by her side, I'm sure fashion doors will begin to open for her and very quickly.
US Vogue's May cover starring Scarlett Johansson was a bit of a disappointment considering the strong run they have been on with their covers recently. Aside from the beautiful Grace Coddington-styled shoot with Natalia Vodinaova, the inside of the magazine follows in the same vein as the cover.
Following on from the industry's current penchant with cats (even SHOWstudio's recent Instagram shoot had them) Arizona Muse appears in the magazine with a black and white cat in the editorial called 'Cat's Meow'. The shoot, styled by the magazine's contributing editor Elissa Santisi, isn't the strongest they've released recently and the addition of the cat doesn't seem to add anything. More importantly, though, what do you make of Muse's hair?
19 year-old Karlie Kloss has really grown up over the past few years. It was only recently that she became old enough to walk the Victoria's Secret runway show and late last year she proved that she had really come of age when she appeared in that controversial naked spread in Vogue Italia. Now she's taken it that bit further with the help of SHOWstudio.
Starting today until June 1, the site is releasing a series of short videos of prominent women in the fashion industry ranging from Dasha Zhukova to Daphne Guiness based around fetishism in fashion. Each video will show each woman's interpretation of what 'fashion fetish' means and Kloss' video, directed by Ruth Hogben, is the first one out. Far from her squeaky clean Teen Vogue days, Kloss appears the video titled 'Fuck Me' wearing lingerie, wearing a black look and playing with a whip.
We couldn't be more excited for the start of Fashion Month, and it seems we're not alone. SHOWstudio.com has just snagged a new intern especially for show season: Barbie. Today marks the start of Barbie's 20-day placement assisting Nick Knight - so expect to see live video updates on the SHOWstudio blog detailing the doll's behind-the-scenes experiences at London Fashion Week. Yes, she'll be chasing down show tickets, attending brainstorming sessions, assisting on shoots, making studio visits and even going out for Starbucks runs.
One of Barbie's first jobs? Helping install the SHOWstudio.com Shop's latest exhibition, 'In Wolves Clothing: Re-Imagining the Doll', which launches as part of Fashion's Night Out and features the new Barbie Video Girl. The video girl is a new reinvention of Barbara Millicent Roberts, and this time, the doll is a video camera with a camera lens in her necklace and a screen on her back. Perhaps the perfect arrangement for behind-the-scenes recording...
Not only a legendary fashion photographer but also the director of SHOWstudio, Nick Knight is responsible for bringing fashion media to the masses. And yet again, he fails to disappoint. Knight is now collaborating with designers Alexander Wang and Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, presenting a live “digital calendar” of their collections on SHOWstudio, supported by Mercedes-Benz. Wang’s show, available here, and viewable after the presentations, will be on the site February 13 at 5 p.m. EST and Rodarte on February 16 at noon EST.
“I see the future of fashion weeks around the world as not only a physical schedule of shows, but also as a digital calendar of fashion experiences online, which bridge the industry and consumer experience," said Knight. "When the industry talks about the ‘future of fashion weeks’ this is ultimately where they will arrive."
“Working with Nick Knight and SHOWstudio is truly an honor," said Alexander Wang. "We are so excited to bring our show to a new platform, and to do something truly innovative in the way it is presented to our audience." Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte added: “With each Rodarte show, we aim to create a visual and experiential immersion for the audience. Working with Nick Knight to bring our next show environment to a wider audience is a thrilling opportunity.”
As we bid farewell to the end of the year and 2010 is fast approaching we thought it would only be fair to share with you some of the biggest fashion moments from 2009.
Michelle Obama's inauguration day outfits, designed by Isabel Toledo (day dress suit) and Jason Wu (evening gown), caught the attention of the fashion world. Obama has since donned a number of fashion-forward outfits, which has propelled her onto a number of best-dressed lists and has helped launch the career of Jason Wu.
Not only a photographer but also director of SHOWstudio, Nick Knight is responsible for bringing fashion media to the masses. Having won numerous awards for his work with magazines such as Vogue, Dazed and Confused, i-D and W, as well as fashion and advertising projects for clients including Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Levi Strauss, Yohji Yamamoto and Yves Saint Laurent, Knight's images still dominate magazine covers. Having built on his success since the early '80s photographing skinheads and gang culture, Knight has always pushed the boundaries of fashion photography exploring what is beautiful and often possible. He says about his love of photography: "It's a ticket to photograph the President of the US, or a heroin addict in Camden, or a prostitute in Paris, or the biggest recording star in the world. Becoming a photographer is a way of finding out about people – finding out about life – and experiencing what they experience."
Having popped straight over from his exhibition ‘Showstudio: Fashion Revolution’ at Somerset House on Wednesday night, where he’d just shot Kate Moss as part of his 100 Portraits project for i-D magazine, Nick Knight was in demand yet again. We found him in Selfridges’ 3rd Central space signing copies of his new eponymous book, ‘Nick Knight’, which features a collection of his most stunning and iconic images, as well as previously unpublished shots, stills from his video work, and imagery developed for SHOWstudio.
“It's like any other editing process - you end up pinning everything around the wall. It's comparative,” Knight told Vogue, explaining the book’s evolution. “The tricky thing is finding a purpose for the book. It needs a story. There were certain things I wanted to say. It started out as 10 chapters - well really it started out as 10 books. I looked at it like an exhibition and a series of rooms.”
Grazia were also at the signing and asked Knight about the set-up for his 100 Portraits project: “I wanted to present it in that kind of gallery context, so I’ve taken the fashion photographer’s studio and made it into an exhibit, by having one of the walls as a two way mirror wall so the public can actually come right up to it and see it just as an exhibit. So the whole process of a taking a fashion photograph can become an exhibit in itself,” Knight responded.
Led by British photographer Nick Knight, fashion broadcasting site SHOWstudio is known for its use of experimental interactive projects, films and live performances. And yet again, it fails to disappoint. After broadcasting a Nick Knight fashion shoot live at Somerset House during London Fashion Week, the website has now honed in on Gareth Pugh - Britain’s latest addition to a long tradition of fashion-as-performance-art – and will air live footage of the man in action. Viewers will have a unique opportunity to see the designer at work as he creates an interpretation of one of his S/S 2010 pieces through a webcam that will film every measurement, cut and stitch.
This long-term collaborator to the site, who has received significant acclaim in contemporary fashion circles, yet has struggled to gain commercial value, will be selling his one-off piece in the SHOWstudio SHOP alongside many other designers who will follow suit in the future. So, if like us you love this eccentric designer, we urge you all to visit SHOWstudio.com on the 20th, 23rd and 24th of November; when Gareth Pugh will be in residence.