Fashion Pioneer Nick Knight Honored
The British Fashion Council today announces digital pioneering artist, Nick Knight, will receive the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator. Nick Knight will be honored at this year’s ceremony, on 25th November in London’s Colosseum, for his outstanding contribution to the global fashion industry.
Nick Knight’s body of work includes some of fashions most iconic images, and, his ground breaking creative collaborations with feted designers: Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and Yohji Yamamoto, resulted in era-defining imagery.
His advertising clients include some of fashion’s most prestigious brands including Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Lancôme, Swarovski, Tom Ford and Yves Saint Laurent, and his work with new talent, like celebrated London designer Craig Green, shows his commitment to the future of fashion. Nick Knight sought out Craig Green, a BFC nominee for the New Establishment Designer Award, to collaborate on the designer’s first ever campaign for Fall 2015.
A digital pioneer, Knight launched SHOWstudio as an online platform to showcase fashion film in November 2000, with the ethos to ‘show the entire creative process from conception to completion. Live broadcasting has become a large part of SHOWstudio’s output and since its inception, SHOWstudio has worked with the world’s greatest new talent and most sought-after filmmakers, artists, writers and influential cultural figures to create visionary online content.
Recently, the site has redefined fashion commentary and show criticism with its lively panel debates, all while continuing to pioneer fashion film as the most dynamic medium to showcase fashion.
As a visual artist, Knight’s work has been exhibited at many international galleries and institutions including International Center of Photography, Gagosian Gallery, Tate Modern and Victoria & Albert Museum.
Knight follows in the footsteps of previous winners of the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator including Edward Enninful (2014), Lady Amanda Harlech (2013) and Professor Louise Wilson OBE (2012).