SHOWstudio-FUTURE TENSE: Fashion’s Future is Now

Dear Shaded Viewers,


Now Showing at:

18 August – 18 September 2008
The maxim is true: fashion waits for no man. It is ceaseless –
relentless, even – in its pursuit of the new. But why should this be a
bad thing? Our latest film project, ‘Future Tense’, celebrates and
showcases contemporary fashion’s new generation of talent, from
up-and-coming young upstarts to newly-established household names.
Inspired by Hywel Davies’ forthcoming opus ‘100 New Fashion Designers’,
we have invited a range of designers representative of twenty-first
century fashion talent to create films of between 30 seconds and three
minutes in length, expounding and expressing their individual design
ethos. Participating designers include Pierre Hardy, Rodarte, Peter
Jensen, Lutz, Todd Lynn and Henrik Vibskov. Alongside each film will be
a Q&A with each designer. In addition, ‘Future Tense’ will showcase
essays and features from the next batch of influential young fashion
writers exploring themes raised by the designers, the films showcased
and the integral concepts of SHOWstudio and ‘Future Tense’ itself.

Part of SHOWstudio and Nick Knight’s continuing commitment to
innovation in fashion and online broadcasting, ‘Future Tense’ seeks to
nurture and promote startling new talent on the world-wide stage of

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.