Behind The Seams
Behind The Seams explores the ideas, inspirations and individuals shaping the landscape of twenty-first century fashion in an evolving series of articles.
Fashion Film: Stephen Jones
Nick Knight and Erin O'Connor bring Stephen Jones' original 'Nice Package' hat to life.
Editorial Gallery: Stephen Jones
Nick Knight's images of Stephen Jones' hat, modelled by Erin O'Connor, offer aesthetic hints on how to assemble your own creation.
Essay: Fashion Café
Behind the Seams: Alexander Fury brews over brown's dominance in the current batch of shows.
Object Fetish 2011
A project laying bare the underlying themes and motivations behind our sartorial fixations.
Video Essay: Mary Katrantzou Skirt
Mary Katrantzou’s exuberant lampshade skirt - a star piece of her S/S 11 collection - is captured by Nick Knight on Raquel Zimmermann.
Video Essay: Simone Rocha Brogues
Raquel Zimmermann wears Simone Rocha’s A/W 11 perspex-wedge brogues (and little else) in this study of desire.
Video Essay: Chanel Gloves
Chanel’s A/W 11 ‘luxe pauvre’ gloves, modelled by Raquel Zimmermann and examined through fashion film.
Video Essay: Marc Jacobs Hat
Raquel Zimmermann wears Stephen Jones’ mink pom-pom headpiece for Marc Jacobs, captured by Nick Knight in the glittering confines of Selfridges.
Video Essay: Givenchy Sweatshirt
Nick Knight and Alexander Fury visually unpick Givenchy’s velvet sweatshirt through fashion film.
Video Essay: Prada Helmet
Nick Knight’s fashion film captures a key A/W 11 object of desire on model Raquel Zimmermann; Alexander Fury analyses.
Nick Knight took to the streets with stylist Alister Mackie to shoot an editorial for the Winter 2011 issue of AnOther Magazine.
Cinq à Sept
Giles Deacon's Feral Lace collection for the house of Emanuel Ungaro is captured in a resolutely British re-interpretation of the fine French art of seduction.
Video Essay: Creatures of the Night #1
Alexander Fury analyses a sculptural pair of A/W 11 Sergio Rossi shoes, citing Italian Alta Moda, Mariano Fortuny and the Renaissance amongst their design references.
Video Essay: Creatures of the Night #2
'Could there be any more perfect metaphor than the butterfly, after all fashions – like butterflies – live for just a short while.' An exquisite pair of Sergio Rossi heels undergo Alexander Fury's critical analysis.
Video Essay: Creatures of the Night #3
'The idea of masquerade is a central component of fashion, as Vivienne Westwood once said 'you have a much better life if you wear impressive clothes''. Learn about the references to masks, disguise and fantasy embedded in a pair of Sergio Rossi A/W 11 sh
Video Essay: Creatures of the Night #4
In this fascinating video essay, Alexander Fury exposes the hidden visual trickery of Sergio Rossi's A/W 11 shoes.
Video Essay: Creatures of the Night #5
'Fashion is designed to deceive the eye, flattery is just a euphemism.' Alexander Fury explores trompe l'oeil and the legacy of Schiaparelli in this video essay deconstructing a piece from Sergio Rossi's A/W 11 collection.
Video Essay: Creatures of the Night #6
'His flowers appeared to have lost their virginity, as if the photographer had defiled them in some exotic and unspeakable way.' Alexander Fury identified the Mapplethorpe influence behind Sergio Rossi's A/W 11 footwear.
Video Essay: Creatures of the Night #7
Alexander Fury explores Sergio Rossi's dark reinterpretation of the harlequin for A/W 11 in this in-depth video essay.
Video Essay: Creatures of the Night #8
'A woman wearing these shoes could never be objectified.' Sergio Rossi's A/W 11 shoes provoke musings on Guy Bourdin, carnivorous plants and Baudrillard's The System of Objects in this academic analysis.
Video Essay: Creatures of the Night #9
'Perhaps our period of reductionism is coming to an end, as these Sergio Rossi shoes are undoubtedly indicative of a new breed of Baroque extravagance.'
Video Essay: Creatures of the Night #10
'A high heeled shoe – fashion's favourite aesthetic perversion.' Alexander Fury uncovers the erotic undertones of a pair of suede and velvet Sergio Rossi shoes from A/W 11.