Ming Xi Couture 2011
Underlining the Asian inspiration of the latest haute couture collections, Nick Knight shoots new model Ming Xi in a selection of Paris’ finest couture creations for Spring/Summer 2011, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, and John Galliano for Christian Dior.
Tune in here from 31 March - 1 April 2011 to watch Nick Knight’s latest shoot for V magazine, capturing a range of incredible Spring/Summer 2011 couture dresses in motion on up-and-coming Chinese model Ming Xi.
Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy by Showstudio.com alumna Ruth Hogben (known for her recent films for Gareth Pugh and Celine, among others) created this film based on the spring/summer 2011 collection. Featuring Italian model Mariacarla Boscono, as styled by Panos Yiapanis. The complete film airs tomorrow on Barneys.com.
AAASK - ARTISTS ANY ARTISTS SHOULD KNOW
Erwin Blumenfeld (1897 – 1969) was a famous American photographer of German origin.
Erwin Blumenfeld, a sought-after fashion photographer in the 1940s and ’50s, working for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and also for artistic nude photography, who immigrated to New York by way of Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris, with a detour in several French internment camps. Blumenfeld was a polymath. He could paint, write and draw; and, in the spirit of his age, he excelled at collage, later photomontage, cutting and pasting as a way to make sense of the world.
When the Second World War broke out, he was interned in French camps as an alien, but was eventually allowed to leave for New York in 1941. He became a US citizen in 1946. His more personal work is in black and white; his commercial work in fashion, much for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, is mostly in color. In both media he was a great innovator. In black and white he did all his work personally in the dark room. In color he drew on his extensive background in classical and modern painting. He married Lena Citroen in Holland in 1921 and had three children there: Lisette, Henry Alexander and Frank Yorick. He died in Rome on July 4th, 1969.
Given how much of contemporary art now relies on appropriation, and how much photography is manipulated to falsify reality, it’s interesting to look back at Blumenfeld’s early attempts at editorializing. The Dada philosophy said that anyone can make art. His early films and experiments are also very influential thanks to showstudio posting some of his work below.
View some of Erwin’s films here @ SHOWSTUDIO
Showcasing the best of new and emerging U.S. fashion talent as selected by stylist Keegan Singh, photographer and filmmaker Barnaby Roper offers fashion editorial with a difference - rather than flicking a page, you click a button to select from two-dozen clips of Eniko and ten exclusive soundtracks to hand-craft your very own fashion film edit(orial).
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The only thing you need to know…showstudio + gareth pugh. a/w 2011. watch now.
I can’t stop watching this f’n amazing film by showstudio for gareth pugh f/w 09. just badass in everyway.
RODARTE from Nick Knights showstudio.com
I really liked this show…so different from everything else and the music was beautifully laid w/ the oldies and the drapery feel of the collection.