SHOWstudio Collaboration During Paris S/S Haute Couture Week
Before fashion film, there was fashion photography, and before fashion photography, there was fashion illustration. Dazzling the pages of many of fashion's most revered publications, wondrous illustrations adorned the covers (and continued to decorate the inside pages) of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Flair, Tatler and many more throughout the first half of the 20th century, proving quite an asset to the quintessential style bible. Having always believed in the power of illustration, primarily when used to communicate a mood or palpable presence, SHOWstudio have long been inviting fashion's most talented illustrators, on and under the radar, to offer their unique talent in interpreting the latest season's collections.

And for haute couture, we have Von Wolfe. As the great grandson of esteemed artist Baron von Schlossberg, court painter to King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the Swan King, drawing is in Von Wolfe's blood and although his ideas, digital, are transcribed onto the canvas with nothing but his own hand and a colourful selection of oil paints. His imaginative style could be likened to Hieronymus Bosch (in fact he's even done his own version of Garden of Earthly Delights), made no less extraordinary by his amalgamation of methods that would usually contradict one another. It's this merge of working within the digital and physical realms that excites us to be working with him this season.

'I have always found SHOWstudio to be a leading and innovative platform', commented Von Wolfe in a statement. 'I am looking forward to engaging with the creative adventure of Paris Fashion Week and finding a way to reimagine a selection of haute couture creations in form and colour into a new psychological environment.'

January 11, 2023