Sunday, January 17

SHOWstudio's Synaesthesia - London, UK

In 2006, SHOWstudio - a fashion website founded and directed by photographer Nick Knight - explored the new frontier of “fashion audio”.

The website invited digital artist Daniel Brown - in collaboration with sound designer (and synaesthete!) Nick Ryan - to orchestrate an interactive web-series in response to on a stunningly delicate S/S ’06 Balenciaga jacket (above)

To see the result, please click HERE

When I was recently in London I visited the SHOWstudio Shop, an art gallery-cum-dealership which displays and sells one-of-a-kind fashion creations. The lovely girl who worked there had a chat to me about the Balenciaga jacket project, and mentioned that SHOWstudio were looking to do more explorations on fashion’s relation to the senses this year ...if Nick Knight’s into it, I’ve gotta be on the right track right?!

She was also kind enough to explain all the works to me, even though I obviously would never be able to afford any in a millionbajillion years... I hear you ask: "Who does that scary shadow inside belong to?"


Nick Knight



Created for S/S 2010 Alexander McQueen PUMA campaign. He was a big fella...

Michael Howells




Created for the set of the A/W 2007 Christian Dior haute couture show at the Chateau de Versailles. These papier-mache heads covered those of classic marble statues

Saturday, January 2

Tacheles - Berlin, Germany

Today Michaela, Vanessa and I braved the snow to venture out to Tacheles - a dilapidated (read: bomb damaged) yet enthralling artist colony smack-bang in the old Jewish quarter of Berlin.
After a former life as a department store, Tacheles became an illegal squat for artists shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall. It has since flourished, sheltering up to 100 Berlin-based artists during the peak months.

After climbing the leaky and creaky stairs, we stumbled the work of Dutch photo-collagist Tim Roeloffs...
He gained recognition in the fashion industry when he collaborated with Versace to create some photo-montages to print on fabric for their A/W 2008 collection.

Tacheles is a must if you're visiting Berlin (but after Mic spotted some shady dealings going down in the hallways we decided to call it a night...)