Essay: Tactility in Menswear Versus Hegemonic Masculinity
Writer Sofia Anna Dolin explores menswear as a resistance to hegemonic masculinity in response to the A/W 24 menswear shows and that Jeremy Allen White advert.
Biceps: Daniel Obasi
Daniel Obasi, an art director, photographer and stylist, challenges the masculine and 'tough' associations of the bicep, and the roots of a man's muscular structure in strength, pride, wellness and sex.
Hips: Phoebe Boswell
The artist Phoebe Boswell explores the myriad associations of the word hip to open up pathways of reflection on the complexities of black male subjectivity.
Penis: Shayne Oliver for Anonymous Club
The design collective, spearheaded by Shayne Oliver, take the viewer headfirst on a chaotic tour of a 'Hollywood Meltdown' in their video response to the penis.
The performance of menswear through clothing is examined in a series of videos exploring the Victoria & Albert museum's blockbuster exhibition.
Fashioning Masculinities: Gucci
This video examines iconic Gucci designs by Alessandro Michele, explaining how they have ushered in an era of menswear where gender is not defined in binary terms.
Fashioning Masculinities: Undressed
Co-curator Claire Wilcox analyses how menswear has re-fashioned the ideal male form and traditional definitions of gender.
Fashioning Masculinities: Overdressed
Billy Porter's custom Golden Globes ensemble presents the notion of camp in the 21st century, associated with a flamboyance which was once used as a marker of heterosexual privilege.
Fashioning Masculinities: Redressed
Fashion items by designers who changed the course of men's tailoring are analysed on camera.
Steve McQueen's Short Film Tackling Cancer and Male Embarrassment
A short series of interviews with Idris Elba OBE, Chiwetel Ejiofor CBE, Micheal Ward and Morgan Freeman form the moving new Male Cancer Awareness campaign.
Live Review Round-Up: London S/S 22 Womenswear
Live from London, features editor Hetty Mahlich and fashion critic M-C Hill review the S/S 22 womenswear shows, unpacking whether a return to physical shows was justified.
Live Review Round-Up: Paris S/S 22 Womenswear
Live from Paris, content editor Calum Knight and features editor Hetty Mahlich break down the key S/S 22 womenswear shows.
Live Review: S.S Daley S/S 22 Menswear
Live from London, features editor Hetty Mahlich and fashion critic M-C Hill review the S.S Daley S/S 22 menswear show.
Day 4: @slvsareoptionl’s Masculine Romance | Neu Chivalry
Want to know what 21st century masculinity looks like? Day four of M-C's takeover divulges, through the fashion critic's very own lens.
Day 2: Notes on a @slvsareoptionl Vibe
What is M-C's vibe? A compilation of montages that revolve around youth, passion and personal meaning all inform M-C's 'vibe', we'll leave the rest for you to decide...
Instagram Takeover: M-C Hill
SHOWstudio's very own fashion critic M-C Hill takes over the SHOWstudio Instagram account for six days, delighting in in reviewing specific men's fashion moments while paying tribute to the electricity of youth, chivalry and 'being extra'.
Day 7: REMEMBER YOU WERE MADE TO BE USED
Explore the final day of REMEMBER YOU WERE MADE TO BE USED's Tumblr curation to see the screenshots that have informed the multimedia artist's work.
The Designer Exploring Masculinity Through Upcycling
London-based designer Marie Lueder is championing a vulnerable kind of masculinity rarely seen in fashion through her upcycled, intimate garments.
Fashion Film: Boyhood
A short film exploring the sensuality of Namibian boyhood via male friendship, intimacy and playfulness.
Film: Peaceful Warriors
Jamie Morgan's film documents a group of orphans in Bankok learning the dual disciplines of boxing and Buddhism.
Live Review: Wales Bonner S/S 21
Live from London, Hetty Mahlich reviews the Wales Bonner S/S 21 show.
Audio Track: Mad About The Boy
Playing throughout the exhibition was Michel Gaubert's music for Raf Simons' 'Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore' S/S 16 show, mixed with audio testimony.