Oh have we got some Christmas cheer for you. SHOWstudio and Nick Knight have proudly partnered with Gareth Pugh and Carson McColl on a 12 Days of Christmas extravaganza, offering online masterclasses with some of fashion's biggest names. In a very special take on our annual tradition, a limited amount of tickets for the unique experiences will be released each day to raise money for charity. From Karen Elson's class on the art of modelling, Nick Knight on lighting and image-making to Gareth Pugh on fashion as a cultural force, this is one you don't want to miss.
Gareth Pugh Presents SHOWstudio's Christmas Cracker closes a tumultuous year, and we hope it brings you some joy. Making the perfect gift or treat for yourself, the masterclasses offer exclusive access to some of the best in the business. How do you find your voice as an image-maker? What goes into creating the ultimate fashion coiffure? What makes a good fashion journalist? Join one of our masterclasses and see.
Pugh, Knight, hair stylist Sam McKnight, stylist Nelma Kalonji, fashion writer Tim Blanks, jeweller Shaun Leane, model and activist Karen Elson, choreographer Wayne McGregor, nail technician Marian Newman, hair stylist Eugene Souleiman and celebrity movement coach Mike Doxey will all be leading their own unique masterclass, set to take place over video-call in 2021. The sessions will be approximately one hour long.
This special Christmas auction will launch on Saturday 12 December 2020 at 16:00 GMT, with the first masterclass revealed on SHOWstudio and on our Instagram. One class will be released per day, with the final reveal on Tuesday 22 December 2020 at 16:00 GMT. There will be ten places available per masterclass, allocated on a first come first served basis, and each ticket is priced as a £100 charity donation, with each masterclass allocated a chosen charity.
'This project is about the idea of giving, of doing something helpful and kind for other people. I like the idea of Christmas being a time where you think about making people happy, rather than just making them have more objects. It's not an anti-consumerist stance, but if you give somebody knowledge, that's a valuable and long-lasting tool and present. I like the world that Gareth proposes, and I always have done; his drama, his theatre, his vision. He's taken several steps throughout his career which are not typical of people working in the industry that we do, and in turn he's made a career path which fits morally with his beliefs' Nick Knight.