Blue, formerly known as Jacky Marshall, a Brit who since graduating from the RCA in 1988, has been working deep in fashion in NYC for the likes of Donna Karen and Calvin Klein. Her drawings, widely admired, by all with whom she worked have been under wraps from all those outside the inside.
FIG is delighted to announce that David Downton is the latest in a growing list of world class talent to have given us access to his studio draws so we can present unframed, the unedited, unvarnished and in some cases unfinished works crafted, cut, torn and in some cases scribbled on DD's knee at FROW #Couture.
FIG is delighted to announce that Blair Breitenstein, all the way from New York City is coming to London Town with a new body of work that will be showcased at The Shop at Bluebird, Covent Garden on Saturday 18th of May. Direct from the artist's studio, the collages represent a new direction in the artist's oeuvre.
Seen through the eyes of some of the world's leading fashion illustrators and image makers, RTW A/W 2019 / FIG Unframed presents an opportunity to reconsider the shows and key looks that stood out and captured the attention of those whose medium is chalk, charcoal, pencil, pen, watercolour and wash.
Known for her playful and colour-rich portraits, Daisy de Villeneuve has made a new body of work that combines her signature felt tip technique with water colour. The head and shoulder imagery takes its inspiration from Warhol’s Tattooed Woman Holding Rose, circa 1955, and Peter Blake’s, Loelia, World’s Most Tattooed Lady, 1955.
Back in 2011 Madrid’s Museo ABC, Europe’s only museum dedicated to drawing and illustration, staged a show of the work of Carlos Saenz de Tejada who illustrated Paris fashion during the 1930s straight from the ateliers of Chanel, Lanvin and Schiaparelli. And now the artist’s work has inspired the museum to take a fresh look at contemporary illustrators; ‘Drawing Fashion’, which includes work from Francois Berthoud, David Downton and Mats Gustafson, opens next week.
Italian polymath Andrea Ferolla is one half of the creative duo behind the super stylish Roman boutique, Chez Dédé, who have now created a book that celebrates the essence of their home country’s style.
FIGAF, the Fashion Illustration Gallery Art Fair hosted at The Shop at The Bluebird, on Saturday December 10th and Sunday December 11th. The first edition of #FIGAF brings together some of the world's most brilliant artists who have created hand crafted fashion images.