SHOWstudio: Headdress

SHOP at SHOWstudio is currently presenting 'Headdress' a collection of theatrical headgear perfectly balanced between art object and functional accessory. The exhibition features work by five contemporary milliners: Jordan Askill, Stephen Jones, Charlie Le Mindu, Nasir Mazhar and Noki. All pieces are for sale!

To compliment the exhibition SHOWstudio will be broadcasting performances from the LIVEstudio in Bruton Place.

Headdress is on show untili March 20th @ 1-9 Bruton Place, London W1


Cassette Playa AW1011: N E U R O M A N C E

Last week at London Fashion Week, Cassette Playa premiered the worlds first ever Fashion Augumented reality show. Software written especially for Cassette Playa's wearable Augumented Reality (AR). Garments featuring CP symbols programed to be activated by the models interaction, generating computer 3D animations.

'Augmented reality (AR) is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are merged with (or augmented by) virtual computer-generated imagery - creating a mixed reality'.

Intro music: Kingdom/20 Jazz Funk Greats/Salem/The Big Pink.

Show music: Milo Cordell (The Big Pink/Merok Records) and Preetesh Hirji.

The collection features industrial and mediEVIL references with Thrash, Death and Black metal imagery - silk back panels and embroided patches, feature on Long-sleeve tees, meltdown wool sleeveless tailored jackets, zip-up hooded tops and cropped nappa leather bombers The range also includes assuly vests with neoprene pocket details, transfer tees with CGI blood and chrome and glow in the dark screen prints.

Signature cassette Playa digital print is in repeats of stoned textured leopard print and blood soaked diamonte camo on silk, chiffon and lycra. Colours are photocopy black and white with high lights of stain glass brights - blue, scarlet, acid green and fucsia.

The MediEVIL influenced headdress Charlie made for Carri's pressentation.

Cassette Playa


Charlie Le Mindu AW1011: Religion. Sex. Bullshit. Lucifer.

Charlie's third collection, Influenced by death and religion, was a futuristic funeral cortege of sexy space sluts sashaying to the sounds of morbid church bells, screams and techno. Featuring black lace body suits, diamante crosses, blue fox fur, stripped feather-like-fur capes, hair veil headdresses and a bejewelled Faberge egg.

All backstage photos by Billa


Annika Berger X Robert Knoke.

My friend, Swedish designer Annika Berger met German artist Robert Knoke two years ago. They recently joined forces to collaborate on a project based around Knoke's black and white drawings, especially his work of designer Walter Van Beirendonck, which line drawings were the inspiration for Berger's S/S10 collection.

the project will be on show next month at New York's Armory Show/SCOPE art fair held at Manhattan's most famous cultural icon, Lincoln Center, with a glass facade pavilion situated in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park. The fair will feature galleries from around the world including Germany, Ecudour, Poland, Korea, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland, UK, Taiwan and Tokyo. Presenting solo and thematic group shows alongside museum-quality programming, collector tours, screenings, and special events.

SCOPE opens 3rd March until 7th March 2010.


Robert Knoke