Performance: Belinda Qaqamba Ka-Fassie & Lee-Ann Olwage
Drag artist and activist, Belinda Qaqamba Ka-Fassie worked with image-maker Lee-Ann Olwage to make a film which challenges the dominant construction of Xhosa masculinities, Ulwalukho - the right of passage from boyhood to manhood in the Xhosa culture.
Fashion Film: Puberty
A short film exploring the adolescent journey of a teenager who believes in the power of voguing and drag as a way to express even the most hidden facets of one's character.
Music Video: Whatever Violet Wants
Violet Chachki gets whatever she wants in this surrealistic, fetishistic music video directed by Ali Mahdavi.
Q&A: 'Whatever Violet Wants' With Violet Chachki and Ali Mahdavi
The drag queen and director talk about their shared love of French artist Pierre Molinier, emulating old Hollywood glamour, and why Chachki does not categorise themselves as a musician.
Live Review: Edward Crutchley A/W 20
Live from London, fashion editor Georgina Evans and Women's Wear Daily’s Tianwei Zhang review the Edward Crutchley A/W 20 show.
Crystal Rasmussen Takes on the Edinburgh Fringe
Conceived by non-binary writer Tom Rasmussen, drag persona Crystal Rasmussen is bringing her witty thinking and shameless social commentary to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Continuing her explorations into identity, gender and self-expression, Jazzelle uses make-up and fashion to distort her look into a series of high-octane, high-concept characters.
Best in Show: Harry Freegard & Gui Rosa
Harry Freegard and Gui Rosa muse on their favourite look from Rottingdean Bazaar.
Panel Discussion: Queer
Mimma Viglezio and Queer academic Jake Hall co-chair our Queer Panel Discussion, as Lewis G Burton, Rhea Dillon, Jamie Windust and Nakhane cover the evolution of the term.
SHOWstudio’s 2018 Queer project is an open, interrogative and creative exploration of the term, celebrating communities that align with contemporary notions of queerness and the fashion that emerges.
High Concept Character
Non-binary fashion collective ART SCHOOL hosted a LiveStudio, opening SHOWstudio's 2018 Queer project.
Live Stream: Queering Day 2
Our immersive live stream explores the verb form of the word queer, 'Queering', creating a space where gender, sexuality, masculinity and femininity can be challenged and questioned.
Shoot Footage: @uglywordwide Day 2
Day two of our @uglywordwide live-stream sees model Jazzelle transform in wax, glitter, wood and slime.
Shoot Footage: @uglywordwide Day 1
Day one of Jazzelle's @uglywordwide metamorphosis live in the studio.
Best in Show: Jacob Mallinson Bird
Jacob Mallinson Bird models the wedding dress from the finale of Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY S/S 18, reminiscing on the glamour of the show.
To explore themes of transformation and the getting ready process, student Sanjeeva Suresh interviews James, a Peckham-based drag queen, in this film edited by BoHyun Kwon.
Interview: Victoria Sin
Student Sanjeeva Suresh interviews Victoria Sin about her getting dressed routine, spotlighting the world of female drag queens.
Fashion Film: Boy Meets Wool
The garment made live on camera by Charles Jeffrey is showcased in a performance by ‘East London’s Biggest Gob’ Ms Sharon Le Grand.
Paint It Pink
In the summer of 2014, a film crew followed the antics of the Sink The Pink gang in the weeks leading up to their biggest ever event...
Documentary: Paint It Pink
In the summer of 2014, a film crew followed the antics of the Sink The Pink crew in the weeks leading up to their biggest ever event...
Video Portrait: Jodie Harsh
DJ Jodie Harsh; one of 200 cultural icons captured by Nick Knight for the 30th anniversary issue of i-D magazine.
Video: Vaginal Davis
A performance by Vaginal Davis is captured as part of cheapcream–a series of performances collected on video by artist assume vivid astro focus (avaf).