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Chapman & Lewis

We’re very excited to announce that Chapman & Lewis has gone live on the John Lewis website today! Over the next 6 months Jim Chapman will be selecting and styling the items that catch his eye from the John Lewis menswear collections.

Show Media are Art Directing and Producing this collaboration, and you can see more at johnlewis.com and on Jim’s social channels.

Watch this space…

BEAU Issue Two – Adventure Watches

Show Media is pleased to announce the second edition of its latest publication, BEAU, the new briefing from Brummell magazine, which was distributed with The Sunday Times on 15 May.

Bringing a taste of Brummell, the little black book for the City, to a wider audience, each issue of BEAU focuses on a particular theme, and the second issue is dedicated to adventure watches.

Reflecting the aesthetic and ethos of Brummell, this edition of BEAU explores multifunctional watches specially designed for adrenaline-fuelled activities. We select trusty horological companions for motoring, diving, flying, sailing and challenging outdoor pursuits – plus, talking of challenges, we follow the journey of explorer James Bowthorpe, who rowed the length of the Hudson River in a boat he built entirely from scrap.

We also take a closer look at the anatomy of the Breitling Emergency II, the ultimate adventure watch, which features a personal-locator beacon for alerting emergency services in life-or-death situations, when every second counts.

Read Issue 2 of BEAU here 

Introducing BEAU

Show Media’s latest publication BEAU, the new briefing from Brummell magazine, is out this Sunday, on 1 May.

Bringing a taste of Brummell, the little black book for the City, to a wider audience, each issue of BEAU will focus on a particular theme, with the first edition dedicated to the best of British men’s style.

BEAU will be distributed with national newspapers, and the first issue will be included with The Sunday Times.

Reflecting the aesthetic and ethos of its parent title, Brummell, this first issue of BEAU takes a look at refined dressing for work and play – come rain or shine – from sturdy footwear to business bags and tailored leisurewear. Talking of tailoring, we decipher each exacting stage of the bespoke suit-making process, and examine a crease-resistant travel suit you can do gymnastics in. We also select all-important finishing touches – socks, shirts and sunglasses among them – to add personality to any outfit.

The next issue of BEAU – on adventure watches – will be published on 15 May.

Read this issue of BEAU here, or find out more at brummellmagazine.co.uk

Elegant Journeys with Aston Martin

Show Media recently worked on what its creative director, Ian Pendleton, calls ‘our most Bond-esque project to date’. The agency was briefed by brand innovators One Menagerie to create a cinematic lifestyle film to promote Aston Martin’s exclusive driving tours, hosted in partnership with luxury-travel provider Elegant Resorts.

Entitled Elegant Journeys with Aston Martin: Scottish Legends, it was filmed last autumn in a number of spectacular Scottish Highlands locations, including Inveraray Castle, Glen Affric and Glencoe. Show Media art-directed the visual narrative and worked with internationally renowned director Jonathan Glynn-Smith, two cameramen and a drone to capture an exhilarating drive that gives an insight into one of Elegant Journeys’ extraordinary itineraries.

Setting out from Edinburgh’s majestic Balmoral Hotel, the creative team braved capricious weather conditions to put the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante through its paces, experiencing en route the very best of Scottish hospitality at some of the country’s finest hotels. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

Finishing Touch – Peter Pilotto in Salt AW15

Embroidered angora, embellished organza and appliquéd denim – the new looks from Peter Pilotto are a sensory overload.

Photographer: Ivan Ruberto

Styling: Nobuko Tannawa

Model: Emma Champtaloup at Viva Models

The Royal Exchange Christmas

The Royal Exchange marked the arrival of Christmas with its first Christmas Gift Guide, produced by Show Media.

 Distributed at The Royal Exchange and in targeted high-end hotels and destinations, the brochure presents the wide product offering of the centre’s boutiques in a compelling and editorialised way.

 Journalists including Charlie Teasdale, deputy style editor of Esquire, and Clare Coulson, fashion features director of Harper’s Bazaar, wrote curated gift guides, and we further showcased products with a series of bespoke photo shoots.

Brummell sponsor Chinese Business Leaders Awards

As official media partner, Brummell was delighted to present the results of the inaugural Chinese Business Leaders Awards – a celebration of the most talented individuals in the UK’s Chinese business community.

Conversational Style with George Bamford

For the latest issue of Conversational Style, we talk to maverick entrepreneur George Bamford.

In Conversation, the Bamford Watch Department founder takes us through his light-bulb moments and his reinvention of the Rolex and the bike. Meanwhile, we explore another side to his business empire in Insight, as he explains his inspiration behind launching his male cosmetics line.

 We delve deeper into the weird and wonderful custom Rolex designs of Bamford Watch Department in our photo series, while vintage cars, Tokyo and tailoring top Bamford’s recommendations list in Inventory.

Victoria Newspaper – Christmas 2015

In the latest issue of the Victoria newspaper we interview Downton Abbey actress Daisy Lewis, and find out and what she loves about living in Victoria.

We also discover the ultimate day out in Victoria, and where to buy the ideal gift for the most important people in your life.

Read the full newspaper here.

Turnbull & Asser Christmas Shoot

Show Media shot Turnbull & Asser’s rich and elegant Christmas imagery for the Jermyn Street clothier’s website and direct mailing.

We used Turnbull & Asser’s beautiful art deco Orient-Express-inspired Christmas packaging as background alongside the shirtmaker’s most covetable gifts – including the colourful limited-edition Turnbull & Asser teddy bear.

Show Media also photographed Turnbull & Asser’s sleepwear and underwear collections, including beautiful silk robes and cotton pyjamas, for use across the clothier’s website and email newsletters. The photographs shows the softer side of Turnbull & Asser, perfect for customers looking to relax during the festive season.

Times LUXX Christmas 15

The Times’ fashion director Anna Murphy states in her foreword to the Times LUXX Christmas issue that dreaming is what Christmas is all about, and, in this edition, we worked with the Times to round up a stylish selection of dream gifts for all.

With the style conscious in mind, we showcase a selection of clothing and accessories sure to stand out from the crowd, plus timepieces that add elegance to any attire.

For those interested in the latest tech, we track down nifty gadgets ranging from wireless headphones to an electric bike; for the home we pick out striking furniture to bring personality to any interior, and, not forgetting little ones, we seek out unique children’s gifts to make Christmas extra special.

Foodies are also well catered for, and, from chocolate to caviar, the delectable treats in the food and drink section offer something to please all palates.

Brummell Winter 2015

Show Media is pleased to announce the Winter 2015 issue of Brummell magazine, the ‘little black book for the City’. The new issue explores the art of giving in many forms.

Shining a spotlight on philanthropy, this edition sees David Charters propose how investment bankers can make the world a better place, by donating not only financial resources, but also time to support charitable causes. On the topic of charity, we speak to ex-banker Carolina Gonzalez-Bunster about her decision to leave a high-flying career at Goldman Sachs and found her own non-profit organisation, Walkabout Foundation, to help disabled people around the world.

Celebrating high-flyers elsewhere in the issue, as official media partner, we present the results of the inaugural Chinese Business Leaders Awards, showcasing the most talented individuals in the UK’s Chinese business community. Then, flying high quite literally, we travel to the Okavango Delta in Botswana with aerial photographer and president of the GoodPlanet Foundation, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, to see the making of his latest film project for release next year, before trying luxury skiing, Italian style.

Talking of style, we curate a collection of luxurious menswear and accessories from shirts and shoes, to cufflinks and cocktail shakers, all of which make thoughtful gifts. As party season is underway, we also select refined women’s jewellery creations inspired by the glamorous art deco era, and choose six blue-faced timepiece designs that will add flair to any occasionwear.

To top things off, just in time for festive feasting, our epicure pages focus on the most exciting culinary activity in the city, including notable restaurant openings and a round up of new after-dinner expressions, to keep everyone in good spirits.

Volt AW15

Volt strikes a surrealist pose for AW16, as photographer Jason Hetherington pays tribute to the perennial allure of Piaget, styled by fashion director Cynthia Lawrence-John; while Katie Baron is taken on a tour of Fondazione Prada by super-curator Astrid Welter. Elsewhere, Ricardo Abrahao and Jason Leung riff on the legendary Real Fantasy lookbooks designed by OMA for Prada; Cecilie Harris captures the stark beauty of Margate; and don’t miss Madonna’s ex-squeeze Tony Ward giving lessons in photobombing and more.

Brummell Autumn 2015

Show Media is pleased to announce the publication of the autumn 2015 issue of Brummell magazine, ‘the little black book for the City’.

In this issue we present Brummell‘s annual Inspirational Women listing, this year showcasing women who are not only role models within their own City-based organisations, but who are driving cultural change more broadly, in external groups or to a wider geographical audience – often off the side of their desks.

Continuing the focus on inspirational women, in our regular After the City slot we talk to ex-City consultant Polly McMaster about how she set up her own fashion label to give high-flying women an edge, and, because confidence and style go hand in hand, we round up a carefully edited selection of new-season womenswear, from polished winter work clothes to chic leather accessories. We also speak with female tailor Pip Howeson about how she creates truly bespoke garments for women, and we select dazzling creations from the world’s finest jewellers to help successful women sparkle that little bit more.

Male readers are not forgotten: in our men’s style special we dedicate 32 pages to embrace a broad spectrum of sartorial styles that make for an individual yet professional wardrobe. We explore the design innovation of Milan fashion house Pal Zileri, discover the flexibility of Paul Smith’s travel suit, and, talking of travel, elsewhere in the issue we take a look at cars of the future and go hiking in the Havasu Canyon.

To top it all off, our indulgent epicure section sees us share the most interesting new bar and restaurant openings across the capital, and take a look at the female chefs who are cooking up a storm in some of London’s finest dining establishments. We also prepare to get strapped in for Dinner in the Sky, sample a selection of delightful delicacies, from Russian caviar to Spanish jamón, and savour rum straight up. There’s something for everyone, no matter how diverse your tastes.

Conversational Style Issue Six

In the latest issue of Conversational Style, Stephen Monaghan and Graeme Gaughan, co-directors of Sane Communications, give us their expert view on how PR is adapting to the changing world of fashion.

We take a closer look at one of the companies on its books, Our Legacy, whose quiet, unassuming and refreshingly uncomplicated designs have garnered a cult following. Elsewhere, the duo model some of the clothes they love from the brands they represent – including Tourne de Transmission and Timothy Everest – in a shoot by photographer Philip Sinden.

From clashing colours and fabrics in Tibet to Mayfair’s most convivial eating spot and the coolest place to visit in Berlin, we discover the things Sane’s founders are mad about right now.

Visit conversationalstyle.com to read the full issue, or follow Conversational Style on Twitter and Instagram.

Hardy Amies’ The Hardy Collection

Show Media was thrilled to partner once again with renowned Savile Row establishment Hardy Amies as the fashion house introduced six signature pieces to its new-season collection.

The Hardy collection for autumn/winter 2015 is designed to be contemporary, versatile and affordable, and to show how classic British tailoring can be worn and styled in a modern way. Our lookbook for The Hardy collection brought together classic menswear styling with a thoroughly current aesthetic, and was shot by Philip Sinden.

Hardy Amies continues in the tradition established by Sir Hardy Amies, who pioneered the idea of accessible menswear, and first spread the spirit of Savile Row beyond Mayfair. By the late 1950s, Sir Hardy was starting to enter the ready-to-wear market, serving as a major catalyst for the future of British menswear. In 1962, Sir Hardy’s vision was fulfilled when he unveiled his first men’s ready-to-wear catwalk show at The Savoy hotel.

As an iconic Savile Row establishment, Hardy Amies explores how tailoring can be worn and styled in a contemporary way. Going beyond traditional tailoring, The Hardy collection provides a complete wardrobe for the modern man. The collection comprises a classic two-button single-breasted suit, with a slim, sharp and British silhouette, formed but relaxed shoulders and a gently defined waist. Further pieces include a signature patch-pocket unstructured blazer, timeless peacoat, British mac, modern textured bomber and formal Epsom coat, all of which complete an up-to-date tailoring look.

View the full lookbook on the Hardy Amies site.

Editorial for Belstaff’s Outlaws Film

Show Media worked with Belstaff to produce original, engaging copy for the British luxury brand’s website and digital platforms. One of Belstaff’s biggest and most exciting recent projects has been the creation of a short film, Outlaws, starring David Beckham, a regular collaborator with the brand, as well as Harvey Keitel, Cathy Moriarty and Katherine Waterston. In order to help enrich the Belstaff website with content relevant to Outlaws, Show Media has commissioned, edited and created a collection of editorial articles written by high-profile journalists on the themes surrounding the film. These articles are being released in the run-up to the film’s launch to keep visitors returning to the site and enrich the experience of discovering Outlaws.

The first articles are now live and include Amy Raphael on the use of the diner in film, while Jack Seale explores the role of the stranger on the big screen. Visit Belstaff.com/outlaws to discover more. Outlaws is released on Monday 21 September.

The Bally Journal

Swiss luxury fashion company Bally recently commissioned Show Media to work on the first edition of the Bally Journal for autumn/winter 2015. Bally wanted to update and editorialise the company’s new-season collateral by taking inspiration from its long heritage and cultural influences. Show Media worked closely with Bally design director Pablo Coppola to create a new publication that blends Bally’s product and campaign imagery with beautiful design and compelling editorial from well-known writers. The first issue of the Bally Journal has been published in English, Swiss German and Chinese and has been distributed to stores across the world, as well as mailed directly to customers. Content from the Bally Journal will also appear on Bally’s digital platforms and is the inspiration for the first Bally Newspaper, also designed by Show Media and due to be published at the end of September.

Salt 11

Show Media is pleased to announce the publication of the autumn/winter 2015 issue of Salt magazine – the second special edition commemorating 120 years of Swarovski. Times of celebration often call for reflection, but, while heritage plays an integral part in Swarovski’s evolution, so, too, does its need to look forward. In this edition, we wished to capture a sense of unwrapping the future, and so it is both an exploration of Swarovski’s journey and a celebration of the visionaries who continue to lead the way.

Key to a pioneering spirit is a commitment to nurturing the next generation, so we take a look at this year’s annual Swarovski Design Project at Central Saint Martins, which took inspiration from the Savage Beauty exhibition honouring Alexander McQueen, as well as Swarovski’s sponsorship of the first Swarovski Designers of the Future Award – a highlight of the 10th-anniversary edition of Design Miami/ Basel.

Every generation brings with it a wave of fresh talent. In this issue we celebrate Peter Pilotto, winner of the inaugural Swarovski Collective Award. Then there’s Olivier Rousteing, the 30-year-old designer who has transformed the 70-year-old house of Balmain and amassed an army of A-list devotees along the way. We also look at some more established names that continue to break new ground, too, from Jean Paul Gaultier, who took inspiration from imperfection for a new Swarovski crystal cut, to make-up artist Pat McGrath, whose show-stopping looks are nothing short of boundary-pushing. In the modern age, the rules of design, fashion, technology, art and architecture are constantly evolving. And today, Swarovski stands at the forefront of change and innovation – just as it did 120 years ago.

In our Trend Report, we go behind the scenes at the autumn/winter shows in Milan, London, Paris and New York, where the catwalks were awash with colour and spectacular crystallised detailing from designers such as Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Prada. The edition also showcases outstanding photography featuring a strong mix of partner brands, such as Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani and Ashley Williams, alongside Swarovski’s own collections: Atelier Swarovski, Swarovski Collective and Cadenzza.

Conversational Style Issue Six

In the latest issue of Conversational Style, Stephen Monaghan and Graeme Gaughan, co-directors of Sane Communications, give us the expert view as to how PR is adapting to the changing fashion world.
We take a closer look at one of the company’s roster, Our Legacy, whose quiet, unassuming and refreshingly uncomplicated designs have garnered a cult following. Elsewhere, the duo model some of the clothes they love from the brands they represent – including Tourne de Transmission and Timothy Everest – in a shoot by photographer Philip Sinden.
From clashing colours and fabrics in Tibet to Mayfair’s most convivial eating spot and the über-cool place to visit when in Berlin, we discover the things Sane’s founders are mad about right now.
Visit conversationalstyle.com to read the full issue, or follow Conversational Style on Twitter and Instagram.

Hardy Amies Newspaper

Show Media was commissioned to create a newspaper for Hardy Amies that explored the brand’s rich heritage and dedication to quality and craftsmanship. It was used in international sales and buyer events around the world.

Accompanying this was a concertina guide to Hardy Amies’ tailoring services, created using the brand’s signature ‘T is for Tailoring’ style. Featuring the brand manifesto and the three types of tailoring available, it was a beautifully simple distillation of the brand values that Hardy Amies is renowned for.

 

David Preston Lookbook

Show Media was commissioned by David Preston Shoes, a luxury men’s footwear brand owned by entrepreneur and supermodel David Gandy, to design its first-ever lookbook for Spring/Summer 2015. Using minimal text, Show Media conceived a sleek, pared-back design that communicates the essence of the brand.

Conversational Style Limited Edition Print Edition with Oliver Spencer

A limited-edition print issue of Conversational Style was created exclusively for the Oliver Spencer show at London Collections: Men AW15. Featuring an interview between Ryan Thompson and Oliver Spencer himself, as well as an exclusive photoshoot styled by Olie Arnold, the newspaper was an exploration of Conversational Style’s manifesto of archiving conversations with the protagonists of menswear today.

Triumph #FindTheOne Campaign

Show Media are proud to have worked with international underwear company Triumph to find a creative solution for premiering its latest ‘Find the One’ campaign to press, bloggers and influencers. Show Media developed a simple and effective delivery tool – a digital video in a beautifully design box with Triumph’s branding – to make sure the advert couldn’t be missed.

Belstaff Hollywood Rebels Newspaper

Show Media are proud to have worked with Belstaff on its Hollywood Rebels campaign, celebrating those icons of cinema who have made the world that bit more exciting by refusing to conform. Lasting throughout awards season 2015, the campaign had its own dedicated section on the Belstaff website, which was updated over a series of weeks, and a printed newspaper, distributed to customers in store.

The newspaper focused on The Times’ film writer Kevin Maher’s pick of the top 21 influential actors and actresses who have changed fashion forever, including Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, James Dean, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Kristen Stewart and Selma Blair. The website hosted this and a collection of other articles about Hollywood’s greatest rebels, including Amy Raphael on rebel girls in cinema, starting with Marianne Faithfull in Girl On A Motorbike, and why refusing to conform isn’t just a boy’s game. It also featured GQ editor Dylan Jones on how The Doors’ Jim Morrison made leather trousers part of the rebel uniform; Mansel Fletcher on why biker boots are always subversively stylish; and Elisa Anniss on rebel knitwear and its link to the Beat Generation.

Show Media also works with Belstaff on the Adventure section of its website, editing, commissioning and researching fascinating stories of adventure inspired by Belstaff’s rich archive. Find out more here: http://www.belstaff.co.uk/belstaff-adventures.html

Conversational Style Issue Four

For Issue 4 of Conversational Style, we head to the extremities of the earth with polar explorer Ben Saunders.

In our Conversation feature, Ben relives his inconceivably tough – and ultimately anticlimactic – expedition to the South Pole, while Insight sees us delve deeper into the inspiration behind his new foray into magazine publishing, Avaunt. Elsewhere, we quiz the perpetual traveller on his favourite places to visit when he’s back in the UK.

For Preview, our latest photo shoot, we take a trip to the woodlands with photographer Tomo Brejc, which sees Alexander Ardid model a selection of adventure-inspired clothing.

Visit conversationalstyle.com to read the full issue, or follow Conversational Style on Twitter and Instagram.

Volt

Show Media co-owns Volt /Volt Man, an independently published biannual magazine comprising photography and features that celebrate the best in contemporary fashion, design and creative talent. Available in a bespoke large-format size that is topped and tailed with a separate men’s and women’s issue, it has an innovative and imaginative aesthetic approach that reaches beyond the confines of traditional magazines.

voltcafe.com

Boat International

Show Media relaunched a new-look Boat International in autumn 2014, taking the already successful yachting title and applying a modern and elegant redesign, as well as assisting with luxury-lifestyle editorial content. The monthly newsstand magazine is read by superyacht owners and aficionados worldwide.

Salt

Show Media created the biannual magazine Salt for Swarovski in 2010. A beautifully shot, written and produced publication, it celebrates the crystal house’s inspirational work in fashion, jewellery, art and design. Past issues have have included exclusive interviews with such diverse figures as Zaha Hadid, Mary Katrantzou, Iris Apfel and Viktor & Rolf, and features on its collaborations with the likes of Diana Vreeland, Jason Wu, Giles Deacon and Donatella Versace.

Download the Salt iPad App on iTunes

Conversational Style Issue Three

We are pleased to share with you Issue 3 of Conversational Style, a unique menswear platform created by Show Media with Olie Arnold and Ryan Thompson.

In this edition, Mr Porter editor Jodie Harrison gives an insight into the workings of this online success story and talks about her career in fashion journalism. She also takes us through some of her current favourites, from trends and trips to classic cars.

We take a closer look at the genesis of the short-film series On The Road, a collaboration between Mr Porter and Belstaff – the latest profiles JG Francis, founder and owner of restoration specialist Mercedes Motoring.

For this issue’s Preview section we head to Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, the perfect setting for our 1970s-inspired shoot by photographer Clément Jolin.

Visit conversationalstyle.com to read the full issue, or follow Conversational Style on Instagram or Twitter.

Show Media at Digital Shoreditch 2015

Show Media CEO Peter Howarth was invited to Digital Shoreditch 2015 this week to discuss the future of wearable technology and fashion alongside Dickon Ross, editor-in-chief of E&T magazine.

Exploring the wearable-tech landscape, the panel debated the relationship between how people look in wearables and the rate at which they are adopted into the mainstream.

Peter says: ‘In order to fit seamlessly into our current lifestyles, wearable technology either needs to be hidden within already-desirable items or an innovative new item on its own. It cannot look like an inferior version of a product that already exists, or people simply won’t be willing to invest in it. It will be interesting to see how brands approach this crossroads as wearable tech becomes more mainstream.’

Watch the session over on Digital Shoreditch’s Youtube channel and tweet us your thoughts! @ShowMediaLondon

Conversational Style Issue Two

Show Media is pleased to share with you the second issue of Conversational Style, a fascinating insight into the mind of Giles English, co-founder of Bremont.

Read the latest conversation here, in which the entrepreneur recalls his inspirational father, and the aviation accident that led him and his brother to meet Mr Bremont, the namesake behind their brand.

Elsewhere, we delve into the history behind the Wright Flyer watch, and Giles recommends his favourite places to explore in the UK – both on land and in the skies. Meanwhile, we get up close with some of Bremont’s most stylish timepieces in an original photo shoot by Philip Sinden.

Visit conversationalstyle.com to read the full issue, or follow Conversational Style on Twitter and Instagram.

Turnbull & Asser 130th Anniversary Microsite

Show Media has designed and built a website for Jermyn Street clothier Turnbull & Asser to celebrate its 130th anniversary.

The dedicated microsite tells the fascinating story of this English company through an interactive timeline, carefully designed to best showcase the compelling imagery revived from the brand’s archive.

It also provides a home to a series of films produced to commemorate this landmark year, which will continue to be rolled out weekly.

This latest microsite adds to the portfolio of digital work Show Media has produced for Turnbull & Asser, including creating the Off The Cuff blog, which is regularly updated with editorial features written by leading journalists.

View the site here

David Gandy meets Shaun the Sheep

Show Media is pleased to have brought together two of London’s most stylish residents – internationally acclaimed model David Gandy and Shaun the Sheep. To celebrate the Shaun in the City London art trail, David Gandy designed a bespoke suit for Shaun, featuring a rich British wool tweed design, based on a bespoke suit David owns.

David Gandy tells us about his involvement: ‘I have always been a huge fan of Aardman and Nick Park animations and wanted to take part in the Shaun in the City project – not only is it a great way to raise money and awareness for Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation, but what better way to showcase the best of British style and the importance of tailoring heritage? My Shaun wears a suit that is an exact replica of one I own, by Savile Row tailors Henry Poole, in a woollen tweed from Yorkshire. I wanted Shaun in British sartorial tailoring, to support the heritage of British manufacturing and industry, and so it is appropriate he is wearing British wool! His location here at One New Change, a 21st-century building in the heart of the City, opposite Saint Paul’s, seems to perfectly symbolise the way London – and London fashion in particular – combines the best of traditional and contemporary.’

Nick Park of Aardman Animations, creator of Shaun the Sheep, says: ‘The Shaun in the City trail means so much to me. This opportunity to bring an arts trail to life with Gromit’s pal Shaun the Sheep is baa-rilliant! Shaun is such a well-loved character with fans all over the world. He will add such colour to our streets and I am sure many will flock to the City to be part of the fun. I am particularly looking forward to working with so many talented artists and seeing how they will use Shaun as their canvas!’

Shaun in the City will see a total of 120 Shaun sculptures decorated by famous artists, designers and celebrities and then placed in iconic locations and green spaces across London (28 March – 25 May 2015) and Bristol (6 July – 31 August 2015). The trails will culminate in a public exhibition and charity auction in autumn 2015.

For more information, see @shaun_inthecity and @one_new_change

Brummell x Burberry with Levison Wood

On Wednesday 18 February, explorer Levison Wood was in conversation with adventure-travel writer Ash Bhardwaj at an exclusive event hosted by Burberry at its flagship Regent Street store in association with Brummell Magazine.

Ash Bhardwaj began the conversation with Levison Wood by asking the audience for a show of hands to determine who had watched Channel 4′s four-part documentary following Wood on his incredible journey walking the length of the Nile. From the comfort of their own homes, many guests had tracked his progress as he crossed six different countries, taking more than seven million steps from the river’s source in Rwanda to the Mediterranean sea in Egypt. And, naturally, it was the stories the cameras hadn’t captured that they were eager to hear.

 

Members of the captivated audience, each of whom received a complimentary signed copy of Wood’s book, Walking the Nile, along with the spring adventure-themed issue of Brummell, were invited to ask their own questions afterwards, and many guests seized the chance to meet the man himself. When asked what he plans to do next, Wood admitted it would be hard to top his latest achievement, but his dream is to write a book to inspire the next generation of people to travel and explore.

Levison Wood believes exploration meets a universal need, and he’s right – after all, everyone loves a good adventure.

Read more on the Brummell website.

The Shard Talks Tech Set Design

Shard Talks Tech was the second in a series of events at The Shard focusing on the working environment in 2015, how it is evolving and how it can be made even more efficient.

Show Media collaborated with The Shard on the design of the interiors of the Contemplation, Collaboration and Concentration spaces on display for the event. Inspired by the ‘Three Cs’ for a healthy and productive workplace recommended by Professor Jeremy Myerson, director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art, the rooms created by Show Media and Sophie Durham, set designer for Vogue and L’Officiel, offered the audience of real-estate and technology moguls in attendance much food for thought.

The panel for Shard Talks Tech was chaired by Damian Wild, editor of Estates Gazette, and comprised Charlie Green of The Office Group, Chris Taylor of News UK, Peter Firth of The Future Laboratory and Nina Bjornstad of Google. Having engaged in lively discussion about the ways technology has transformed the corporate world, from enabling greater collaboration across the miles to allowing us to work from home, the panellists debated whether this was freeing us up to a enjoy a more fluid working environment or simply ensuring we are always ‘on’. Nina Bjornstad, meanwhile, offered a fascinating overview of how Google builds bespoke offices to fit the requirements of its employees and their personality types. After questions from the floor, fielded by the likes of Wired and the BBC, as well as Show Media CEO Peter Howarth, participants enjoyed drinks on the top floor to a soundtrack by the up-and-coming Becky Tong, daughter of DJ Pete Tong, and the conversation continued apace.

Volt SS15

Show Media is pleased to bring you the spring/summer 2015 issue of Volt magazine.

Co-owned by Show Media, Volt is an independently published biannual magazine comprising photography and features that celebrate the best in contemporary fashion, design and creative talent.

The new issue features an ethereal, dreamy fashion story shot by Sandra Freij and styled by Emma Macfarlane; a beautiful celebration of Japanese culture – in the style of surrealist photographer Man Ray – by Julian Marshall and Cynthia Lawrence-John; and, in Volt Man, a psychedelic story by Ren Rox.

Elsewhere, Katie Baron interviews Daniel Lismore, a brilliant artist, host, and the creative director of Sorapol. Meanwhile, Jason Leung explores the intricate family affair of illustrious fashion house Comme des Garçons, which moves into two beautifully contrasting stories featuring exquisite designs from Noir Kei Ninomiya and Ganryu.

To read Volt online, click here.

Launch of Conversational Style

Show Media is pleased to announce the launch of our new menswear platform Conversational Style, produced in conjunction with fashion editor Olie Arnold and journalist Ryan Thompson.

Conversational Style has a simple editorial mission: to be an archive of engaging fortnightly interviews and visual conversations with the protagonists of menswear today. Keeping the emphasis firmly on fine writing and innovative creative content, it aims to provide a unique perspective into the menswear industry through its most charismatic and relevant voices.

The first issue is curated in collaboration with Kilgour’s creative director Carlo Brandelli. Read our in-depth interview with him, find out more about the inspiration behind the Savile Row tailor’s recent film, Reflective 2, and discover his favourite haunts in London and New York. Meanwhile, we showcase Kilgour’s latest collection with striking original photography by Philip Sinden.

To find out more, visit conversationalstyle.com or follow @convostyle on Twitter and Instagram.

David Preston

Show Media was commissioned by David Preston Shoes, a luxury men’s footwear brand owned by entrepreneur and supermodel David Gandy, to design its first-ever lookbook for Spring/Summer 2015. Using minimal text, Show Media conceived a sleek, pared-back design that communicates the essence of the brand.

L.K.Bennett

Show Media has partnered with L.K.Bennett over six seasons, providing creative direction on the fashion brand’s campaigns and an editorial voice in its brochures. From the highly successful ‘Life is the Occasion’ campaign, using successful career women as models, to the spring/summer 2015 campaign shot in an English garden, Show Media strives to capture the modern elegance of the L.K.Bennett woman.

Triumph

Show Media worked with international underwear company Triumph to find a creative solution for premiering its latest ‘Find the One’ campaign to press, bloggers and influencers. Show Media developed a simple and effective delivery tool – a digital video in a beautifully design box with Triumph’s branding – to make sure the advert couldn’t be missed.

Conversational Style Print

A limited-edition print issue of Conversational Style was created exclusively for the Oliver Spencer show at London Collections: Men AW15. Featuring an interview between Ryan Thompson and Oliver Spencer himself, as well as an exclusive photoshoot styled by Olie Arnold, the newspaper was an exploration of Conversational Style’s manifesto of archiving conversations with the protagonists of menswear today.

Belstaff Newspaper

Show Media worked with Belstaff on its Hollywood Rebels campaign, celebrating those icons of cinema who have made the world that bit more exciting by refusing to conform. Lasting throughout awards season 2015, the campaign had its own dedicated section on the Belstaff website, which was updated over a series of weeks, and a printed newspaper, distributed to customers in store.

The newspaper focused on The Times’ film writer Kevin Maher’s pick of the top 21 influential actors and actresses who have changed fashion forever, including Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, James Dean, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Kristen Stewart and Selma Blair. The website hosted this and a collection of other articles about Hollywood’s greatest rebels, including Amy Raphael on rebel girls in cinema, starting with Marianne Faithfull in Girl On A Motorbike, and why refusing to conform isn’t just a boy’s game. It also featured GQ editor Dylan Jones on how The Doors’ Jim Morrison made leather trousers part of the rebel uniform; Mansel Fletcher on why biker boots are always subversively stylish; and Elisa Anniss on rebel knitwear and its link to the Beat Generation.

Show Media also works with Belstaff on the Adventure section of its website, editing, commissioning and researching fascinating stories of adventure inspired by Belstaff’s rich archive. Find out more here: http://www.belstaff.co.uk/belstaff-adventures.html

Hardy Amies Newspaper

Show Media was commissioned to create a newspaper for Hardy Amies that explored the brand’s rich heritage and dedication to quality and craftsmanship. It was used in international sales and buyer events around the world.

Accompanying this was a concertina guide to Hardy Amies’ tailoring services, created using the brand’s signature ‘T is for Tailoring’ style. Featuring the brand manifesto and the three types of tailoring available, it was a beautifully simple distillation of the brand values that Hardy Amies is renowned for.

Graffiti

Since 2010, Show Media has created a sumptuous magazine for Graff Diamonds. Published biannually, Graffiti’s exceptional photography and production is in keeping with the exquisite craftsmanship that goes into the jewellery house’s exquisite creations. Show Media also produced Graff Diamonds’ brand book – an elegant compendium of its glittering history from 1953 to the present day.

Candy

Candy is the biannual luxury lifestyle magazine from world-leading interior design and development management company Candy & Candy. Showcasing the very best of design inspirations and solutions, architecture, art, interiors and fashion, past issues have featured interviews with Richard Rogers, Heston Blumenthal and Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Each issue also showcases stunning still-life watch and jewellery shoots by internationally renowned photographers. To reflect the prestige of the client, Candy is a luxurious large-format publication, with a foiled cover and a special colour treatment on every page.

Brummell Spring 2015

Show Media is pleased to announce the Spring 2015 issue of Brummell magazine. Our very own ‘little black book for the City’, is out now, exploring the thrill of adventure in its many forms.

City professionals are no strangers to facing professional challenges, and many push themselves to the limit at playtime too.
In this adrenaline-fuelled issue, we go off-road on a hair-raising motorbiking course to experience the dangers of cornering at speed, take a look at a new private jet poised to revolutionise the upper echelons of personal transport, and gallop across the Nevadan Desert in pursuit of wild mustangs.

Talking of playtime, whether you prefer to run, climb, sail or cycle to let off steam, in our adventure-accessories special, we curate kit with a competitive edge to help you beat your personal best, whether on land or at sea. We also select six sturdy timepieces that combine durability, complexity and elegance to act as rugged companions for even the most intrepid of adventurers.

Professional explorer Levison Wood is no stranger to adventure, and we talk to him about his audacious journey walking the length of the River Nile from its source in Rwanda to its mouth on the Egyptian coast. To coincide with the launch of the Brummell adventure issue, Wood was in conversation with writer Ash Bhardwaj at an exclusive event hosted by Burberry at its flagship Regent Street store, where a huge digital screen provided a backdrop for the pictorial highlights of his epic journey.

As downtime is crucial for those living life on the edge, we discover a selection of one-of-a-kind getaways that provide the ultimate escape. To keep life in balance, we also look at a new City-wide initiative that’s helping those on the fast track stay in good health and combat stress.

Finally, in our epicure section, we round up the best new restaurants to try this spring – from an eatery specialising in egg-based dishes to the finest Asian cuisine. We also hail the return of Vermouth to London’s coolest bars, and sample the extensive array of malts at Soho’s newest whisky bar. Be as adventurous as you dare.

To subscribe to Brummell, click here.

For exclusive online content, head to brummellmagazine.co.uk.

Belstaff

Show Media produces content for the website and newsletters of luxury British fashion house Belstaff. Taking inspiration from the brand’s rich heritage, the two companies collaborate on content and strategy, after which Show Media commissions and edits articles from respected journalists, sources intriguing imagery and designs the digital template. This partnership inspired Belstaff to create a new section of its website, Belstaff Adventures, which is dedicated to sharing the stories about its heritage that previously hadn’t been told.

Show Media fulfills not only Belstaff’s ongoing content requirements but is also engaged for ring-fenced editorial projects. It also worked with Belstaff on the brand’s London Collections: Men presentation, sourcing the band that performed live on the night and helping to develop the guest list, ensuring extensive press coverage of the event.

Derek Rose

Show Media has worked with luxury sleepwear and loungewear brand Derek Rose for the past two seasons, creating beautiful imagery for use on its website and in the fashion press. Having assembled a talented photography and styling team, Show Media created a portfolio of images that displays Derek Rose’s designs to their best advantage.

Hogan

Show Media created a marketing platform around the concept of Casual Business for Italian shoe brand Hogan. The company has pioneered hybrid technology that combines traditional shoemaking with ergonomic, hi-tech soles and its shoes have been adopted by the business community as an alternative to traditional footwear. Show Media also created a brand ambassadors’ programme showcasing the lifestyle of modern businessmen around the world in a series of films and interviews that have been used online, in films, in advertorials, and as the basis of a publication, the Casual Business Handbook.

L.K.Bennett SS15 Campaign & Brochure

For L.K.Bennett’s SS15 campaign, Show Media was inspired by the classic English garden party.

The location provided the perfect backdrop for the bright, graphic themes that characterised the collection. Models Shiya Zhao and Kiera Gormley captured the warmth and modern elegance of the L.K.Bennett woman, and photographer Emma Tempest highlighted the fresh tones of the season.

Show Media also designed and wrote the L.K.Bennett spring/summer 2015 brochure, editorialising the trends of the season.

Dom Perignon

Tasked with creating the marketing image for Jane McAdam Freud’s recent collaboration with Dom Perignon and Kate Moss, the Show Media design team set to work creating something that would express the intimate nature of the project without being too… overt. To celebrate the model’s 25-year career, London restaurant 34 commissioned Freud to reconstruct Dom Perignon’s famous Marie Antoinette-inspired champagne coupe by using a mould of Moss’s left breast as the basis of the new form.

Man About Town

Beautiful to look at, fascinating to read, Man About Town is distinctive and original, and quite unlike anything else on the newsstand. Show Media commissioned all editorial content for two issues of Man About Town magazine, the biannual international men’s review.

Salt magazine S/S 15

Show Media is pleased to announce the publication of the spring/summer 2015 issue of Salt magazine, created for Swarovski and dedicated to exploring Swarovski’s journey over the past 120 years.

Salt is a bi-annual magazine created, commissioned, edited and designed by Show Media working closely with Swarovski, and is unusual for a brand publication in that it is sold on the newsstand globally, as well as distributed to Swarovski’s database. Salt is published in English, Japanese and Mandarin.

This milestone tenth issue is split into three sections – Past, Present and Future – through which the magazine delves into the rich history of Swarovski and the firm’s fascinating progress from 1895 to today.

The Past section is dedicated to the dream of a 19th-century Bohemian entrepreneur – founder, Daniel Swarovski – and how that dream became a reality. In the Present section, we celebrate Swarovski’s current partnerships with the world’s finest artists, artisans and designers across an array of creative disciplines. In the final section, Future, we take the opportunity to peer into a crystal (of course!) ball to speculate about upcoming projects, such as Swarovski’s investigations into interplanetary travel and research into the preservation of precious earthly resources.

The story of Swarovski is, above all, one of collaboration. Often this involves show-stopping glamour – after all, as Donatella Versace declares in this issue, ‘Swarovski crystal adds instant impact’. From the adornment of the Angels that light up the runways of Victoria’s Secret to the contribution to the legend that is the Moulin Rouge, Swarovski crystals never fail to add the additional ingredient. In this edition, designer Roberto Cavalli presents his latest line with Swarovski for Cadenzza – a gorgeous study in female sensuality; Martin Francis offers an insight into his five decades in superyacht creation, revealing that developing the Swarovski Surface Collection ‘blew his mind’; sibling duo NewbarK credits the crystal house with its following among luxe-footwear fans; and we preview the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty retrospective, which is set to break visitor records at London’s V&A later this year.

In the Trend Report section, we go behind the scenes at the spring/summer shows in Milan, London, Paris and New York, where the catwalks were awash with colour and spectacular crystallized detailing, while in the Innovations section we offer a first look at the dazzling new crystal shapes, colours and effects for 2016. Throughout the issue, we are proud to present outstanding photography, featuring a strong mix of Swarovski partner brands such as Rodarte, Givenchy and Lanvin alongside the firm’s own collections, Swarovski, Atelier Swarovski, Swarovski Collective and Cadenzza.

Belstaff’s #TONUPBOYS rock LC:M

Show Media was proud to be a part of the Belstaff LC:M presentation this season, which brought together the British heritage brand and one of British music’s most exciting up-and-coming bands.

Propellers performed in a retro-styled café recreated deep underground in a Westminster car park, surrounded by bikers.

The Belstaff men’s autumn/winter 2015 collection takes its inspiration from the Ton-Up Boys of the Fifties. Heavily into both their rock’n’roll and motorcycles, these ‘greasers’, as they’d become known, would rendezvous at cafés before attempting to ‘do a ton’ – that is, exceed speeds of 100mph – on their custom-made bikes. Fearless and reckless, they lived for the moment, redefining masculinity as they went.

Propellers were a scene-stealing addition to the show – take a look at the Belstaff collection and their performance on Youtube here.

Brummell’s 30 Inspirational Women 2014

Show Media is thrilled to announce the new issue of Brummell magazine, and 2014’s list of Brummell’s 30 Inspirational Women. This year’s criteria aimed to select the city’s best entrepreneurs – with success measured according to a number of factors, including revenue model, sustainability and market value. Our pioneering women work across a number of sectors, but all have a strong connection to the City, with their business – or the majority of their clients – being based in or around the Square Mile.

Read more about the women on the new Brummell website and join in the conversation on Brummell’s Twitter, using the hashtag #Brummell30.

And discover the film, in association with Mulberry.

Dom Perignon x Kate Moss Champagne Coupe

Tasked with creating the marketing image for Jane McAdam Freud’s recent collaboration with Dom Perignon and Kate Moss, our design team set to work creating something that would express the intimate nature of the project without being too… overt. To celebrate the model’s 25-year career, London restaurant 34 commissioned Freud to reconstruct Dom Perignon’s famous Marie Antoinette-inspired Champagne coupe, by using a mold of Moss’ left breast as the the basis of the new form. Once the project was complete, Show Media was asked to look after the image arrangement, which we’re proud to present here.

David Beckham x Belstaff – Off Road

We met up with David Beckham in NY at the launch of a new book, Off Road, which features a portfolio of pictures of him wearing Belstaff while riding vintage bikes. Shot by Peter Lindbergh, the text is by Show Media’s CEO, Peter Howarth. Published by Belstaff, the book is available as a limited edition online here.

The former England football captain described a typical ride to us:  ‘I always try to pick days when the kids are doing something, because I never like to miss out on what the kids are doing. So it’s always when the kids have play dates. Most of the time it’s in California; so on a typical day, I organise to meet a friend at a coffee shop in LA where bikes are built. It’s a really cool place. We meet down there for a coffee and head down the coast and ride down the PCH and keep riding until we get bored, or cold, and then we come back.’ Then remembering where he was, he joked, ‘In Belstaff you never get cold!’ He concluded: ‘I love riding. It’s something that I’ve done for quite a few years now. For about eight or nine years I’ve been riding. Its something I’ve started to enjoy more so over the last few years and its definitely one of my passions.’

Brummell: The Adventure Issue

The February issue of Brummell, Show Media’s ‘little black book for the City’, is out now and celebrates adventure in its many guises.

Adventure can, of course, mean the search for that latest adrenaline rush or life-affirming experience. To that end, we discover holidays for the intrepid, including a wilderness hike along the Tasmanian coast, training camps in what Bradley Wiggins calls ‘a Scalextric set for cyclists’, and heli- and off-piste skiing in a remote Swiss valley that can be tackled in a weekend.

However, adventure can also mean facing new challenges. Columnist David Charters examines the case for a shake up of the city and suggest a more daring courageous approach to management and leadership. In our regular After The City slot, we meet the mergers and acquisitions specialist who forged a new enterprise to create a luxury luggage range. And we explore the increasingly bold choice of holiday home locations – the international jet set discovers Nova Scotia!

In our adventure accessories special feature, we curate a collection of kit that inspires a stylish adrenaline fix, and we showcase watches inspired by the boundary-pushing worlds of motor racing, scuba diving and the military.

Our Epicure section, added to the Brummell recipe in December, continues this issue with a look at London’s most complex food scene, Japanese restaurants (there’s far more to it than sushi and tempura). Plus there’s adventurous foraging in the New Forest and a selection of the most interesting craft gins.

Salt magazine S/S 2014

Show Media is pleased to bring you the spring/summer 2014 issue of Salt magazine, created for Swarovski, exploring the crystal house and its latest collaborations with inspirational designers and artists in the fields of fashion, jewellery, film, art and design.

In this edition, Salt marks the change of season with a look at the catwalk trends of New York and London, and highlights show-stopping pieces by Swarovski Collective members, among them Huishan Zhang’s crystal-encrusted dresses and the bejewelled embroidery of Mary Katrantzou. Elsewhere, Swarovski Collective newcomers Sister by Sibling are showcased in a flirtacious photo shoot by Ellen von Unwerth.

On a whistle-stop world tour, we travel to France and the Palais de Versailles to admire the Gabriel Chandelier by brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, comprising 500 individual Swarovski crystals – the first permanent contemporary artwork ever to be installed in the palace. Then it’s on to China, where five designers undertook the challenge of using crystals in boundary-pushing designs, as part of Swarovski’s Digital Crystal exhibition during Beijing Design Week.

A glimpse behind the scenes of Swarovski Entertainment’s first feature film, Romeo & Juliet, sees its young stars bringing new life to the classic tale, while the half a million crystals used to adorn costumes and set evoke perfectly the Renaissance setting.

Finally, nonagenarian Iris Apfel recalls a life steeped in style and model Miranda Kerr, the new face of Swarovski’s spring/summer 2014 campaign, reveals her jewellery inspirations.

Brummell: The Art of Giving Issue

The December issue of Show Media’s own magazine, Brummell, is out now, offering an insight into the art of giving, in its many guises.

This edition sees David Charters arguing that, nowadays, it is essential rather than optional for the City to contribute in ways that go beyond the bottom line – and that all that’s required is a little lateral thinking. Meanwhile, philanthropic initiative Pilotlight illuminates the mutually beneficial links it has been forging between business leaders and charities, and ‘The Mentor’ shows the financial world’s high-fliers how to be ‘the very best version of themselves’ they can be. Elsewhere, we round up the luxury accessories that make great gifts and the top-notch timepieces with charitable connections.

Finally, we introduce Brummell Epicure, our new section highlighting excellence, which, this issue, includes high-end restaurant recommendations, the lowdown on craft beer and a report on an inspirational food-and-drink fact-finding mission to Bordeaux with Michelin-starred chef Chris Galvin.

Man About Town A/W 2013

The new edition of Man About Town – the biannual publication that documents the best in culture and fashion for confident, style-conscious men – is currently on sale, featuring editorial direction by Show Media.

In this issue, cover star James McAvoy talks about toughening up for his latest role, we discover why footwear mogul Berluti is now turning its hand to ready-to-wear and take a look at how the traditionally elitist world of polo is being shaken up.

The issue is also a homage to the spirit of New York – past, present and future. Giorgio Armani talks about his long-term friendship with Martin Scorsese, Kenneth Cole writes about the on-going fight against AIDS and Calvin Klein’s Italo Zucchelli reveals his favourite New York influences.

Below is a short film profiling up-and-coming New Zealand musician Willy Moon, who is interviewed in the issue. Directed by Andreas Laszlo Konrath and shot in London for Man About Town, it will give you a flavour of the magazine.

Brummell: The Horology Issue

The Horology issue of Show Media’s own magazine, Brummell, is out now, bringing you a carefully curated insight into the latest news, innovations and timepieces from the world of watches.

This edition sees Ken Kessler round up the goings-on at the UK’s foremost fine watch exhibition, SalonQP, while Simon de Burton heads for the seas as he explores Omega’s partnership with the America’s Cup. We find out why Bell & Ross is flying high, delve into the literary backstory behind IWC’s latest creation and discover why superstar sprinter Yohan Blake is the perfect match for Richard Mille’s high-precision timepieces.

Meanwhile, our dedicated women’s watches section brings together a selection of the perfect timepieces to accompany elegant eveningwear and explores the brands that are offering complicated watches for the female market. Plus, stalwart of the watch industry Robin Swithinbank reveals why timepieces for women are more interesting than ever before.

The Food Issue of the Victoria newspaper

The Food Issue of the Victoria newspaper, produced for Land Securities by Show Media, was published last weekend with The Sunday Times. The cover star is celebrity chef and queen of the supperclub, Gizzi Erskine, who reveals London’s next culinary trends and where she enjoys dining out.

In this issue, we include the ultimate Victoria restaurant guide, talk to Heston Blumenthal about the city’s food and architecture boom and head to the SW1 catering school that has launched some of the UK’s finest chefs. In addition, we round up the best traditional pubs, exquisite afternoon treats, gastro gifts and more, and, in anticipation of Christmas, offer our pick of the perfect presents and the best venues in which to celebrate the festive season.

This is the fifth edition of the Victoria newspaper, with previous issues focusing on themes including sport, fashion and style, shopping and art in this fast-evolving district.

The Times Luxx Report: The Art of Time

Last week saw the publication of the watch special of The Times Luxx Report, entitled ‘The Art of Time’, edited by Show Media.

In this edition, we explore the themes of heritage and craftsmanship. Ken Kessler unravels the modern obsession with mechanical watches, Simon de Burton delves into the history behind some of horology’s biggest names and Nicholas Foulkes discovers the brilliance and occasional insanity of complications. We take a look at one of the watch world’s most familiar brands, Swatch, on its 30th anniversary, explain the precision engineering behind IWC’s latest offerings and explore the age-old decorative techniques used to create exquisitely detailed dials.

Elsewhere, we take in the glamour of diamond watches, reveal the story behind secret timepieces and find out how French haute-couture house Dior’s DNA is continued in its watch collections. With women now demanding timepieces with just as much substance as style, we look at the brands offering serious propositions for the female market and talk to the couple who not only share each other’s lives, but watches too.

Graffiti magazine A/W 2013

The winter 2013 edition of Graffiti, published for Graff Diamonds by Show Media, is out now, providing a fascinating insight into the stories and inspirations behind the house’s fine jewellery.

In celebration of the six decades Graff Diamonds founder Laurence Graff OBE has spent in the diamond industry, for this special issue Graff has stunningly recreated the brand’s iconic 1970 ‘Hair & Jewel’ image, which hit headlines at the time for its conceptual coiffure holding $1m-worth of diamonds and jewellery. This 21st-century reimaging of the shoot features 22 individual jewellery pieces – totalling $500m of diamonds – painstakingly incorporated into an elaborate feat of hairdressing. The image breaks records for having the most valuable trove of jewellery displayed in a single shot.

Elsewhere in the magazine, we look at how prince of Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein has influenced the visual world, discover Seoul’s new lease of life and find out the impact of the work done by Laurence Graff’s charitable foundation FACET. Further photo shoots showcase the company’s peerless jewels and unique rings, and offer a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse at the craftsmanship behind Graff Luxury Watches’ horological creations.

The Times Luxx Report: Men’s Style

The Men’s Style edition of The Times Luxx Report – a carefully curated guide for the modern metropolitan man distributed with the UK daily – is out today, edited by Show Media.

That epitome of effortless cool George Clooney graces the cover, as he talks to Nev Pierce about his influences, ageing and the importance of luck. Quintessentially British designer Paul Smith reveals the real reasons behind his curiosity shops and Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana explain the roots of their bold approach to presenting menswear. Mr Porter editor-in-chief Jeremy Langmead rounds up his autumn essentials, and we take a look at the best accessories and cyclewear.

As well as the magazine, Show Media has produced a video for Paul Smith, created exclusively for The Times and entitled The Last Slice, providing a witty take on its menswear line. Show Media has also produced a series of videos for Italian luxury footwear brand Hogan, profiling creative talents in Berlin, London and Milan.

Volt 14

We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of Volt, an independently published biannual magazine with photography and features celebrating the best in contemporary fashion, design and creative talent. Featuring art direction and design by Show Media, its bespoke large format size provides the perfect showcase for an innovative and imaginative aesthetic approach that reaches beyond the confines of traditional magazines.

Issue 14 explores new trends for autumn/winter 13, with a series of photoshoots that takes in looks from dark laces and leathers to vintage-inspired silhouettes. Sixties-style up-dos and kaleidoscope make-up colours dominate the beauty pages, whilst elsewhere, legendary stylist Simon Foxton talks shock tactics and working with Kanye West and Volt gets up close and personal with famed Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten. On the flipside of the publication is Volt Man, featuring the latest menswear styles, from chunky knits to graphic prints.

For more information, please visit www.voltcafe.com

The Quarterly Autumn 2013

The autumn edition of The Quarterly – the experts’ guide to good living – is out now, providing the inside track on the season’s trends, curiosities and events for subscribers to The Week.

In this country and town-themed issue, cover star Bill Nighy extols the virtues of living in the heart of the city, while veteran explorer and former Countryside Alliance CEO Robin Hanbury-Tenison examines the pros and cons of renewable-energy generation in rural Britain.

We discover how Paul Smith has given the bucolic look a thoroughly modern, urban twist, while award-winning apiarist Camilla Goddard explains why she has devoted the past decade to bringing bees back to the city and Auto Express editor Steve Fowler recommends the best cars for both traversing bumpy country roads and cost-effective city motoring.

Elsewhere, we look at brogues – this season’s footwear must-have for both genders – talk to Holland & Holland designer Corinna Godwin about the brand’s new collection of silks inspired by the history of field sports, and go behind the scenes of the Frieze Art Fair with co-founder Matthew Slotover.

The Quarterly is available for iPad via Zinio.

Candy A/W 2013

We are pleased to reveal the Show Media-produced autumn/winter 2013 issue of Candy, the biannual luxury lifestyle magazine from leading London-based interior design and development management company Candy & Candy.

This issue is a celebration of those pushing boundaries in the worlds of art, fashion, architecture and design. Discover why global players in the film industry are making the UK their first port of call, meet the visionaries that are testing the limits of culinary experimentation and find out how Ferrari is pushing the limits with its latest launch.

Meanwhile, Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood talks about the inspirations behind his unique artworks, we take in vibrant gemstones in an opulent jewellery photo shoot and take a peek at the sumptuous Candy & Candy-designed penthouse apartment in London’s historic St James’s.

Salt magazine A/W 2013

Show Media is pleased to share with you the autumn/winter 2013 issue of Salt magazine, created for Swarovski, exploring the brand’s world of crystal and latest collaborations with inspirational designers and artists in fashion, jewellery, art and design.

This dramatic edition looks at the 1,700 crystal-encrusted costumes created for this year’s Oz the Great and Powerful blockbuster and Swarovski’s collaboration with Vrettos Vrettakos on the jaw-dropping outfits for Beyoncé’s Mrs Carter tour and Academy Award-winning costume designer Milena Canonero tells Salt why ‘Swarovski is one of cinema’s great back-room secrets’. Meanwhile, we round up the hottest looks on the red carpet, and explore why customers are hungrier than ever for trends worn by celebrities.

Discover how designers across the globe are taking their work to new heights with dazzling crystals from Swarovski, from Prabal Gurung’s autumn/winter collection inspired by Gurkha army uniforms to singer and actress Zoë Kravitz’s bohemian-style jewellery. We head to the quarry where Michelangelo sourced the marble for his sculptures, which provided the perfect backdrop for photographer Tomas Falmer to shoot the cutting-edge designs of the Swarovski Collective’s 2013/14 collections. Elsewhere, new talent is fostered with the announcement of the recipient of the Swarovski Scholarship to study at the prestigious Parsons The New School for Design in New York, while the brand continues its philanthropic focus with the creation of the Swarovski Foundation.

The Quarterly

The Quarterly is a quirky glossy magazine produced by Show Media in association with The Week and distributed four times a year to The Week’s subscribers. Billed as ‘the experts’ guide to good living’, each themed issue is a topical guide to the stylish and the curious through the eyes of authorities – often well-known names – in the worlds of art, design and culture, science and technology, travel, motoring and more.

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In Conversation with… Dylan Jones

Last night, Land Securities welcomed Dylan Jones, editor of GQ, for a discussion on men’s fashion and London style at 62 Buckingham Gate, Victoria.

Guests packed out the newly opened development to hear the talk, hosted by Show Media’s Peter Howarth, in which Jones recalled entertaining tales of his illustrious career, from his early days at i:D in the Eighties to setting Andy Murray on fire for the cover of GQ’s July issue and, earlier that day, having to brave the wrath of One Direction superfans.

Highlights included Jones’ expert dissection of the changing landscape of men’s magazines and the fraught relationship between print and digital media. ‘Our industry is in the process of doing what the Titanic did,’ he said. ‘There are lots of people who think we are going through a phase and it’s going to revert back to what it was, but it won’t. It’s changed beyond recognition. That world is over. If you understand your readers and have a brand they want, you’ll survive, but it’s really tough.’

Guests had the chance to pose their own questions to Jones, with topics ranging from his involvement in developing the London Collections: Men to how fashion houses are bypassing traditional media altogether, before enjoying a drinks reception with cocktails provided by Grey Goose.

This marks the second event in Land Securities’ In Conversation in Victoria series, held as part of the property developer’s Create Victoria project. The first featured artist Grayson Perry, whose tapestry from his recent exhibition The Vanity of Small Differences was acquired by the company for display in the entrance of 62 Buckingham Gate.

Click here to find out more about Create Victoria

Hogan Casual Business handbook

Show Media has recently published The Hogan Casual Business Handbook, for customers of the Italian footwear brand, out now in English and Italian language versions. Hogan has created a stylish yet functional alternative to formal business footwear by combining traditional shoemaking with ergonomic, high-tech soles, and the design of the handbook reflects this. The Casual Business Handbook showcases Hogan’s latest collections as well as the brand’s international ambassadors – including actor Matthew Goode – who are pioneers in their chosen fields and encompass the Casual Business aesthetic and lifestyle.

It also acts as an essential lifestyle guide with details on how to get the casual business experience in the world’s most important cities and the even how to construct the perfect club sandwich.

Grey Goose’s Iconoclasts of Taste

Show Media has created a series of advertorials for Grey Goose vodka, based on the brand’s Iconoclasts of Taste campaign.

We photographed four new brand ambassadors, chosen by Grey Goose as creative visionaries, people unafraid to go against the grain to create something new. These Iconoclasts of Taste were fashion designer Giles Deacon, ched and restaurateur Nuno Mendes, mixologist Tony Conigliaro and gallerist Carrie Scott. We then created advertorials around these four ambassadors that have been published across the national press.

Show Media has also worked with Grey Goose in the follow-up to this campaign, photographing and creating advertorials around three emerging, not-yet-established visionaries, who were nominated to take part by the original Iconoclasts of Taste.

Property Marketing Awards – Create Victoria

Show Media is delighted to announce that we were awarded Best Overall Marketing Campaign (Mixed Use Scheme) for our ‘Create Victoria’ campaign for Land Securities, at the prestigious Property Marketing Awards on Monday night. 

Land Securities is leading the transformation of Victoria into a hub of creativity and a stylish place to live, work, shop and socialise and the Create Victoria campaign was developed to give the area both a credible brand identity and a personality. Show Media’s integrated campaign includes a quarterly newspaper which is distributed with The Sunday Telegraph, Create Victoria website, advertising campaign, press partnerships, targeted print media and an events programme.

The Property Marketing Awards recognise innovation, creativity and the success of marketing campaigns in the property industry. These prestigious awards spotlight the very best that the industry has to offer.

Graffiti Magazine S/S 2013

The spring/summer 2013 edition of Graffiti, published for Graff Diamonds by Show Media, is out now, providing a fascinating insight into the stories and inspirations behind the iconic brand.

In this issue, we trace the journey of the stunning 500ct Letšeng Star diamond from its discovery to its transformation into beautiful jewellery, while George Pendle looks back at the remarkable legacy of maverick sculptor Lucio Fontana and we discover why Tokyo’s appreciation of both the traditional and the technological make it the perfect home for Graff’s latest store.

Heading to Africa, we find out how the work of Laurence Graff’s foundation FACET is transforming lives in Botswana and Lesotho for the better, take in the amazing horticulture on display in the gardens of the Delaire Graff Estate in South Africa’s Cape Winelands, and showcase the recently unveiled peacock brooch and technically accomplished watches that are taking pride of place in Graff’s collections.

Victoria Newspaper Sports Issue

In the Sport Issue of the Victoria newspaper, published last weekend with The Sunday Telegraph, cover star Boris Becker tells us how his love affair with tennis continues to grow, we explore how to make the most of Victoria’s plentiful parks and peaceful backstreets, from running and cycling to kayaking, and delve into the history behind one of the area’s most prized green spaces, Vincent Square.

Celebrating Victoria’s host of innovative companies, we look behind the scenes of forward-thinking sports-events agency Fast Track, discover how charity Circle Sports has helped kick-start one man’s career and find out how a group of cricket-loving actors formed Britain’s leading charity for youth cricket and disability sport.

This is the fourth edition of the Victoria newspaper, produced by Show Media for property developer Land Securities. Previous issues have focused on fashion and style, shopping and art in this fast-evolving district.

Candy Magazine S/S 2013

The spring/summer 2013 issue of Candy, the biannual luxury lifestyle magazine from leading London-based interior-design and development management company Candy & Candy – produced by Show Media – is out now.

Reporting on the ultimate in design inspirations and solutions, architecture, art, interiors and fashion, the new issue celebrates craftsmanship and innovation across the world.  We check in with the elite in China, exploring their newfound passion for polo, and talk to style icon Giorgio Armani about his enduring global appeal. Meanwhile, Ian Belcher scouts out the most thrilling and luxurious safaris in Africa, and the aptly named Jessica Diamond discovers the world’s most precious coloured gems. Last but far from least, leading British artist Tracey Emin reveals her passion for travel.

Glorious Goodwood ad campaign

For the second year running Show Media has produced the advertising campaign for Glorious Goodwood, the horseracing event taking place on 30th July-3rd August at the famous racecourse in Sussex.

Show Media’s creative director Ian Pendleton worked with photographer Emma Tempest to shoot the images at Goodwood’s racecourse, and enrolled the styling talent of Michelle Duguid, previously fashion editor of Russian Vogue.

The advertisements are in magazines and newspapers now and the posters can be spotted across London.

Goodwood The Season 2013

Goodwood The Season magazine is created by Show Media for the Saturday Telegraph. This, the third annual issue of Goodwood The Season, explores the wide variety of activity that will take place as part of the new English Summer Season both at the famous Goodwood Estate in Sussex and throughout the country.

This edition’s cover star is Ewan McGregor who talks about his passion for motorbikes and being part of the Belstaff racing team at the Goodwood Revival. Lord March, head of the Goodwood Estate, remembers the great racing driver Jim Clark, while Simon de Burton looks back at 20 years of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Elsewhere in the magazine Belstaff’s chief creative officer Martin Cooper talks about the Goodwood Sports & Racing Collection, Tim Moore pays tribute to the continuing magic of the Tour de France, Stephen Bayley describes how the Porsche 911 became a classic, Karen Kay meets racing driver Susie Wolff, and Clare Coulson picks out this season’s style trends. Plus fashion on location, golf at Goodwood, and our pick of the best ways to enjoy a stay on the estate.

Armani Tweet Talks

On Wednesday, Show Media MD Peter Howarth hosted the third in the series of #ArmaniTweetTalks, as moderator of a live discussion on the theme of Fashion, Film & the Red Carpet. The series debates topics relevant to the fashion industry under the hashtag #ArmaniTweetTalks.

The Italian fashion house is using Twitter to make the most of its digital presence, breaking new ground in communication, generating debate and bringing together top industry insiders.

The third #ArmaniTweetTalks featured some of the foremost figures in the fashion and film industries, who took part in an exciting and enlightening discussion.

Actor and producer Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the current box-office hit Star Trek into Darkness; film producer Hilary Shor; Derek Blasberg, editor-at-large of Harper’s Bazaar, V Magazine and VMAN; Times journalist and author Kevin Maher; and photographer and film director Greg Williams.

Follow the discussion on Twitter via the hashtag #ArmaniTweetTalks or view the conversation on Armani’s Tweetwall at http://tweettalks.armani.com.

Man About Town SS13

The new issue of Man About Town, the International Men’s Review edited for the first time by Show Media, features an exclusive interview with Britain’s most famous man about town, Mr David Robert Joseph Beckham, OBE. Show Media visited the man in Paris, shortly after he had relocated there for his new role as player for Paris St Germain, and discovered, among other things, that he loves the Stone Roses and that he was afraid of Sir Alex Ferguson. The images of David by celebrated photographer Karim Sadli join great stories photographed by Lachlan Bailey, Andreas Larsson and Thomas Lagrange, where we imagine a cross-cultural student love affair, the chic modern nuclear family and man’s relationship with his new best friend – his cat.

Other notable contributions come from model David Gandy, writing about the new Jaguar F-Type, Donatella Versace, who tracks down Cameron Alborzian, former supermodel and Versace regular and now sucessful yogi, Gucci’s Creative Director Frida Gianini on her love of David Bowie, and celebrated war reporter Anthony Loyd on celebrated war photographer Don McCullin. In addition to this, we journey to Persia to bring you a window into the history, myths and progeny of the region – from Firooz Zahedi’s shots of Elizabeth Taylor in Iran to a look at the ancient city of Persepolis. Beautiful to look at, fascinating to read, the new edition of Man About Town is distinctive and original, and quite unlike anything else on the newsstand.

Times LUXX Report

April 25th saw the publication of The Times‘ watch special – the first of three the paper will publish this year, edited by Show Media. Called The Business of Time and part of the ongoing LUXX Report series, it was published to coincide with the Basel Watch Fair. Combining specialist knowledge in features by expert writers such as Nick Foulkes, Robin Swithinbank and Simon de Burton with articles by interested consumers like The Times‘ Daniel Finkelstein, it looks at how timepieces play their part in business and the professions, and their serious investment potential.

Laura McCreddie looks at which watch best suits a chef, roadie, DJ, psychiatrist, deep-sea diver and lawyer, while Laura Lovett looks at the revival of rose gold as a new trend. Shoots by Andy Barter showcase multizone watches and women’s timepieces that make the transition from boardroom to bar. The issue also contains a round-up of the key launches from this year’s Basel and Geneva watch fairs.

Superdry Paper Issue 01

Superdry Paper is a new, stylish and design-led seasonal publication produced by Show Media for urban clothing brand Superdry.

Superdry Paper showcases the latest collections and news from the brand as well as getting the insider perspective on Superdry’s most exciting projects. Jonathan Bell writes about the dramatic design of the Superdry flagship in London’s West End; Peter Howarth talks to Savile Row legend Timothy Everest and Superdry’s James Holder about how they came to collaborate on an incredible tailoring collection; Simon de Burton explains how Superdry came to style an iconic Morgan Three Wheeler and Mansel Fletcher goes behind the scenes at the label’s spring/summer 2013 campaign.

Graff Diamonds

Alongside Graffiti magazine, Show Media produces seasonal advertising campaigns for Graff Diamonds, home to the most fabulous jewels in the world. The innovative campaigns feature renowned photographers and stylists and have been placed in international publications from Vogue France to International Herald Tribune.

Hurlingham

Mailed directly to players’ addresses around the world, Hurlingham is the world’s best-read polo magazine. Three times annually, it delivers polo news and features, as well as lifestyle editorial, including adventure, travel, luxury products and accessories features. Hurlingham also provides analysis of recent tournaments as well as profiles and interviews with the sport’s biggest names.

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Grey Goose

Show Media has worked with Grey Goose for a number of years. In 2009, it turned the vodka brand’s ‘Character and Cocktails’ campaign – featuring brand ambassadors Stephen Webster and Roland Mouret – into a series of advertorials that were placed in consumer publications and several films that were hosted on the Grey Goose website. In 2013, Show Media shot a new group of brand ambassadors for advertorials built around the ‘Iconoclasts of Taste’ campaign.

Jaeger-LeCoultre

Show Media produced a series of press shots of Jaeger-LeCoultre brand ambassador Clive Owen in 2014. The series was shot by renowned celebrity photographer Lorenzo Agius.

The Times

Show Media creates a regular series of luxury lifestyle supplements as part of its ongoing relationship with The Times. The Times Luxx Reports take as their focus the likes of watches, men’s style or gifts, and feature carefully curated and compelling articles by writers expert in their field.

Paul Smith

Show Media has worked with British fashion brand Paul Smith for a number of years, and commissioned regular opinion pieces for paulsmith.co.uk. The articles, prompted by the company’s wider cultural interests and activities, were written by journalists and subject experts and focused on fashion, film, architecture and art. Show Media also produced the tone-of-voice document used throughout the company’s communications and collaborated on a series of press releases.

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Superdry

Show Media created Superdry Paper, a stylish and design-led publication for the urban-clothing brand Superdry. As well as showcasing its latest collections and news, it gave readers an in-depth look at some of the company’s most exciting projects.

Armani

Show Media manages a series of round-table discussions for Armani – the first three in Beijing, London and Cannes – at which leading figures in fashion and the public eye engage in a conversation that is simultaneously tweeted to the Armani Tweetwall. The panel includes the editors of both Vogue and GQ, as well as leading style bloggers, actors and sportspeople, and members of the public are encouraged to get involved by tweeting their comments and questions using the #ArmaniTweetTalks hashtag.

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Goodwood

For several years, Show Media produced Goodwood The Season, an annual magazine published with the Saturday Telegraph to mark the plethora of sporting and social events that take place throughout the spring/summer season at the world-famous Goodwood Estate in Sussex. Show Media has also created and produced print advertising campaigns for Glorious Goodwood, the estate’s iconic five-day horeracing festival.

The Sunday Telegraph

For several years, Show Media created and produced a portfolio of luxury supplements for The Sunday Telegraph. ST Fashion, ST Men’s Style, ST Kids, ST Technology and ST Watches & Jewellery featured editorial from celebrated fashion writers and contributors, including Daniela Agnelli, Sarah Mower, Harriet Quick, David Slijper and Coppi Barbieri.

Beefeater

Show Media created a newspaper entitled London’s 100 Hidden Gems for Beefeater Gin. It was distributed at city landmarks by a team of Beefeaters in a convoy of Beefeater-branded taxis and inserted into Time Out magazine during London’s celebrated summer of 2012. The publication explored the real capital and included contributions from well-known residents, including actors Emilia and Freddie Fox, and designer Lulu Guinness. The newspaper is an example of one of Show Media’s driving principles: that branded content with premium editorial values gives a reader a full and valuable experience – and can be a far more effective and engaging way of communicating than a simple above-the-line advertising campaign.

Perrier-Jouët

In 2011, Show Media created a memorable event to celebrate Perrier-Jouët’s bicentenary. The original concept of inviting accomplished guests to honour their ‘Mentors & Muses’ led to an exciting party (and plenty of publicity) owing to the attendance of such luminaries as Mark Ronson, Emilia Fox, Jonathan Kent, Nicole Farhi, David Hare and Kelly Hoppen. Show Media has worked with Perrier-Jouët and G.H. Mumm Champagnes for many years, and has produced a range of printed collateral, including books, magazines, brochures and advertorials.