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"radicalism, anarchy and the commanding power of femininity" (The Independent) - Somerset House Studios resident Gareth Pugh made a big impact at London Fashion Week this weekend

Anarchy, androgyny and retro Americana at London Fashion Week
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02/18/2017 at 08:00. Facebook
With London Fashion Week upon us revisit this classic CHANEL catwalk show from July 2015. How many famous faces can you spot?

We explore stylist SAM MCKNIGHT's long-standing collaborative relationship with Chanel's Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld in our exhibition #HairbySamMcKnight, open until 12 March.

Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture CHANEL Show

More on Full film of the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture fashion show that took place on July 7th, 2...

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02/17/2017 at 17:07. Facebook
'Malick Sidibé once said, “Music was the real revolution… We were entering a new era, and people wanted to dance."' - It's Nice That select Rita Ray's Malick Sidibé exhibition soundtrack as their Friday Mixtape, take a listen.

Friday Mixtape: Rita Ray on curating the Malick Sidibé exhibition soundtrack
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02/17/2017 at 08:00. Facebook
As London Fashion Week kicks off today revisit some standout moments from catwalks through the years on The Guardian. Get an insight into the backstage world of catwalk shows at our exhibition on fashion styling #HairbySamMcKnight, until 12 March.

Horns, fig leafs and Prince: a brief history of London fashion week – in pictures
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02/16/2017 at 20:30. Facebook
Coming soon - Mat Collishaw: Thresholds. Head to It's Nice That to find out more about this exciting new virtual reality artwork opening in May.

Mat Collishaw's VR artwork at Somerset House will restage the world's first photography show
Somerset House
02/16/2017 at 17:30. Facebook
Heading to London Fashion Week this weekend? Newly relocated down the road from us at 180 The Strand, Topshop have put together their top tips for fashionable hangouts in the area, including our exhibition #HairbySamMcKnight. Stop by to explore the career of one of fashion's all time greatest stylists SAM MCKNIGHT [ Link ]
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02/16/2017 at 11:48. Facebook
Tomorrow - join us for Friday Late at International Fashion Showcase 2017. As London Fashion Week kicks off at 180 the Strand, see talented young designers from around the word explore the theme Local/Global at this late night opening 'til 21.00

International Fashion Showcase 2017
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02/15/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
"There's a freedom to hair now" - Stylist SAM MCKNIGHT has been instrumental in transforming the looks of fashion's greatest icons over the last 40 years. Visit our exhibition to uncover more about the key role stylists play in the creative process of fashion image-making. #HairbySamMcKnight until 12 March.
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02/15/2017 at 17:45. Facebook
With London Fashion Week just around the corner, go backstage with SAM MCKNIGHT at last October's SS17 show season. Sam works across all four major fashion weeks, and his collaborations with key designers CHANEL and Vivienne Westwood are explored in our exhbition #HairbySamMcknight, until 12 March

Sam McKnight's SS17 Backstage Diary
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02/15/2017 at 15:54. Facebook
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Local/Global: Intersections

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02/14/2017 at 15:09. Facebook
"I put the meat on her head for the VMAs" - with awards season underway, SAM MCKNIGHT recalls working with Lady Gaga for her infamous appearance at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. #HairbySamMcKnight: Transforming Fashion's Greatest Icons continues until 12 March

talking princess di, gigi, lady gaga and kate moss on a tour of hair by sam mcknight | read | i-D
Somerset House
02/14/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
Coming soon: A new virtual reality artwork by internationally acclaimed artist Mat Collishaw. 18 May – 11 June.

Travel back to the dawn of photography, when British scientist William Henry Fox Talbot first presented his photographic prints to the public at the King Edward's School in Birmingham. Tickets on sale from 20 Feb.

Mat Collishaw: Thresholds
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02/13/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Opening Friday: International Fashion Showcase.

Coinciding with London Fashion Week, emerging international designers explore how fashion can transform their local culture into a global language.

A symposium on Friday will place the theme of Local/Global within a wider fashion historical context, with input from key academics and researchers. Discover more: [ Link ]
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02/13/2017 at 17:30. Facebook
Hear from stylist SAM MCKNIGHT on styling fashion's greatest icons as he talks about his book and exhibition #HairbySamMcKnight at the Somerset House Book Club on Wed 8 March [ Link ]
"Doing hair and creating hair for images is about sculpting. I love to sculpt hair with movement." - Sam McKnight. A tear sheet from Russian Tatler, Oct 2014. Sam and his assistant are just out of shot throwing the pony tails. #HairBySamMcKnight runs until 12 March. [ Link ]
Opening next Friday - International Fashion Showcase 2017. Exploring the theme Local/Global, emerging designers from 28 countries explore the influence of place on fashion and examine how fashion designers can transform their local culture into a global language. [ Link ]

International Fashion Showcase 2017
Hair is an ever growing, constantly moving, shifting material. 'The moving hair was choreographed with Bjork's movement' Sam McKnight on the making of the music video for Pagan Poetry with photographer Nick Knight.
#HairBySamMcKnight continues until 12 March. Book Now: [ Link ]

Pagan Poetry
Now Play This returns this spring with a celebration of games and play. A weekend-long festival, 7 - 9 April, will showcase the latest in game design and technology, whilst revisiting classic favourites, part of London Games Festival 2017.
A special exhibition, Game Changers: Another Way to Play continues through the month, until 7 May, examining how games and the possibilities for play are...
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‘No one can work a wind machine like Sam McKnight.’ Kate Moss, 2013. Hair is never naturally static, constantly growing and moving. Sam McKnight​ embraces this movement in this film of Lily Donaldson, shot by Matthew Donaldson via NOWNESS. #HairbySamMcKnight, transforming fashion's greatest icons, until 12 March.

Lily Donaldson’s Flying Hair
'A new kind of artistic community.' Read all about the plans for Somerset House Studios in The Economist’s 1843 magazine.

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