The Japanese designers Jun Takahashi of Undercover & Takahiro Miyashita The Soloist will be the guest designers at next years bi-annual trade shoe Pitti Uomo in January. Both designers are known for their twisted take on youthful romanticism. Takahashi & Miyashita have been close friends since the 1990’s and both met when they first showed their designs in Tokyo. “I think we both have similar ways of thinking,” says Miyashita. “Jun likes the feminine and the beautiful, but with a dark side that is sometimes scary. I also have a romantic and beautiful side that is tinged with darkness. I think we like the opposites — scary/funny, pretty/dark.” The designers will show their collections in back to back runway shows on Jan 11th.
Award winning fashion website SHOWstudio have created a pop up exhibition showcasing their impressive archive of fashion illustrations the studio has accumulated over the years. During the exhibition a series of illustrators will also take up residency in the space, allowing visitors to watch them work. “SHOWstudio has consistently pushed the boundaries of communicating fashion and all stages of the process. Throughout the years, as a key advocate of Fashion Illustration, SHOWstudio has gathered a community of the most exciting emerging and established illustrators and commissioned a variety of unique and collectable artworks for its seasonal collections coverage and for special projects”. Visitors will also be given the chance to sit in on one of the SHOWstudio panel discussions.
SHOWstudio pop up. 15 Floral St. WC2E 9DH Mon – Fri 11 – 7 Sat 11 – 5
Chris Moore, the undisputed king of catwalk photography, is set to release a publication showcasing his six decade career documenting some of fashions most historic fashion shows. Over the past 60 years Chris has seen the beginnings of Ready to Wear, the fabulous extravagance of Yves Saint Laurent & Calvin Klein’s 1970’s, the rise of the super model in the 80’s right up to groundbreaking shows by John Galliano & Alexander McQueen. Today, ages 83, he still works the catwalks for the International Herald Tribune & The New York Times. Produced in collaboration with Journalist and Author Alexander Fury, the book is a history of modern fashion, with Chris choosing his favourite catwalk moments from the past 60 years. As well as the book Chris, along with Alexander and designer Christopher Kane, will appear at London’s V&A to discuss the evolution of the catwalk show.