The Knights of Knightsbridge
Knight showcases an array of fashion designer's work in motion, from the likes of avant-garde heavyweights Yohji Yamamoto, Maison Margiela, Rick Owens, Craig Green, Gareth Pugh and Iris van Herpen, as well as an archive Dior Couture ensemble from John Galliano's tenure at the house.
London-based Andrew Tomlinson is a set and production designer whose work encompasses fashion, film and photography. During his degree in Technical Arts Design at Wimbledon School of Art, Tomlinson met renowned Set Designer Michael Howells, who went on to mentor and hire him. He worked with Howells for ten years before starting to pursue his own solo projects. Tomlinson has collaborated with photographers including Nick Knight, Paolo Roversi, Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino, Terry Richardson and Julian Broad. His work regularly features at London Fashion Week, the Port Eliot Festival and in 2010 at the Cannes Film Festival when he created the set for award winning '28 Days Feature Challenge' film ‘The Horror of the Dolls’, directed by Shane Davey.
Charlotte Roberts is a stylist and consultant based in London. Having previously assisted the indomitable Charlotte Stockdale and worked at fashion/art bi annual GARAGE, she went on to launch Mushpit magazine, a subversive, counter cultural bi annual with partner Bertie Brandes. Described as J17 meets Private Eye, it takes off where Cheap Date left off. Roberts has worked with photographers such as Tyrone LeBon, Eloise Parry, Laura Coulson, Alice Neale and Dexter Lander, and consults for Nike, and previously Ryan Lo. She contributes to GARAGE, Dazed, GlamCult and VICE.
Nick Knight is among the world’s most influential and visionary photographers, and founder and director of award-winning fashion website SHOWstudio.com. As a fashion photographer, he has consistently challenged conventional notions of beauty and is fêted for his groundbreaking creative collaborations with leading designers including Yohji Yamamoto, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen. Advertising campaigns for the most prestigious clients such as Christian Dior, Lancôme, Swarovski, Tom Ford, Calvin Klein or Yves Saint Laurent as well as award-winning editorial for W, British Vogue, Paris Vogue, Dazed & Confused, Another, Another Man and i-D magazines have consistently kept Knight at the vanguard of progressive image-making for the past three decades. He has directed award winning music videos for Bjork, Lady Gaga and Kanye West. His first book of photographs, Skinheads, was published in 1982, winning a DandAD award in 1996. He has since produced Nicknight, a twelve year retrospective, and Flora, a series of flower pictures, both published by Schirmer Mosel. His latest book entitled Nick Knight was published by Harper Collins in 2009 .His work has been exhibited at such international art institutions as the Tate Modern, Victoria & Albert Museum, Saatchi Gallery, the Photographers' Gallery, Hayward Gallery and the Gagosian Gallery. In 1993, he also produced a permanent installation, Plant Power, for the Natural History Museum in London. A long-standing commitment to experimenting with the latest technologies led to Knight launching his fashion website SHOWstudio in 2000, with an aim, in Knight's own words, of 'showing the entire creative process from conception to completion.' SHOWstudio has pioneered fashion film and is now recognised as the leading force behind this new medium, offering a unique platform to nurture and encourage fashion to engage with moving image in the digital age. Since its inception, SHOWstudio has worked with the world’s most sought-after filmmakers, writers and influential cultural figures to create visionary online content, exploring every facet of fashion through moving image, illustration, photography and the written word. Knight lives with his wife and three children in London. He was awarded the OBE in 2010 for his services to the arts. He is an honorary professor of the University of the Arts London and was awarded an honorary PHD by the same university.
Raquel Couceiro is Head of Fashion Film at SHOWstudio. Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, Couceiro creates and edits films, for brands such as SHOWstduio, Beats, Nike.. Couceiro's work focuses on exploring a breadth of film techniques and combining various fields of multimedia and art in the hope of breaking traditional boundaries and create strong visual languages. Couceiro has previously worked in the broadcast industry in Havana, Bogota and Lisbon before moving to London in 2012.