FIG Welcomes Jordi Labanda
William Ling, Director and Founder of Fashion Illustration Gallery today announced that the gallery will begin representing the paintings and drawings of Jordi Labanda exclusively worldwide.
Jordi Labanda is amongst the world’s most revered fashion illustrators. Labanda has become internationally renowned for his expertly crafted paintings in gouache on paper that document, with superb draftsmanship, flair and unrivalled observation of detail, the prevailing trends over the last three decades.
Still Life / FIGA 18
For FIGA 18, we sent our artists back to the art room and asked them make works that could be described as belonging to the genre that is known as still life. So with brush, pencil, charcoal, crayon, chalk, pastel, gouache, ink, acrylic, scissors and glue, they’ve been hard at it, arranging bowls of fruit, vases full of flowers, shoes, perfume bottles and slices of cake!
The A/W 2021 International RTW Collections / FIGA 17
The AW21 Collections / FIGA 17
If you haven’t heard us make our case before, lean in and listen carefully.
We are bringing to market original works of art made by some of the leading image makers working in fashion today. The drawings, paintings and collages made by these artists are wonderful works of art in their own right and a growing number of collectors are building world class, museum quality collections that are a significant cultural asset and investment.
My Funny Valentine / FIGA 16
My Funny Valentine / FIGA 16
My Funny Valentine, is FIG’s sixteenth auction to introduce artwork made by some of the world’s leading creatives to an online audience of collectors all over the world.
A Beautiful Escape / FIGA 15
A Beautiful Escape / FIGA 15
At times like these as the days get shorter and winter is but a step away, who would deny themselves an opportunity for a little Escapism.
The SS21 Collections / FIGA 14
In the face of the current corona crisis, the fashion industry continues to roll.
September witnessed a myriad of innovative presentations of the SS21 collections from both mega brands and emerging talent alike.
David Downton / Midnight in Paris
FIG is delighted to make available new couture drawings created by the hand of legendary fashion artist David Downton. Rare and beautiful these works on paper represent Downton at his best; conjuring imagery that are simultaneously both contemporary and nostalgic.
Figure / FIGA 13
Image: Peter Turner
FIG is delighted to present, Figure / FIGA 13 an online auction of new works on paper specially commissioned for the sale. First timers giving us works for a FIG Auction are English artist Peter Turner, Russian /Jordanian artist from Dubai, Randa Haddadin and Jessica Durrant from Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Yellow / FIGA 12
Image: Jacky Blue
Yellow, FIG Auction 12 presents new works specially commissioned for the sale made by a core group of FIG artists; joined for the first time by Wilfrid Wood, Stuart Mackenzie and Jacquetta Crook.
Face Mask / FIGA 11
Image: Georgie Hopton
FIG has invited some of the world's leading fashion illustrators and contemporary fine artists to make an artwork from a handmade, calico face mask, designed by contemporary fashion label Colville.
Archive / FIGA 10
Image: John Booth, Flower head 2017
Archive, FIG’s milestone 10th auction, comes mid-lockdown here in the UK. Hoping we’re now headed downhill and accelerating away from the pandemic there’s a little spring in our step, as we present FIGA 10.
FIG Auction 9
Image: Cecilia Carlstedt, Imaginary Bird view #04, 2020
Room with a View
At times like these we could all do with a garden and if not, a room with a view and if good fortune hasn’t provided one, maybe with our mind’s eye we can imagine something else altogether to make a drawing of, or a painting from.
Toby Mott / New Work Available 2020
Toby Mott / New Work Available
Artist, collector and founder of Cultural Traffic, Toby Mott is something of an art world maverick. Kicked out of various schools for various misdemeanours this rather bumptious public school boy had to settle at Pimlico Comprehensive a school that he would later describe as being the making of him. With a disinclination for conventional work he found himself living in a squat with a Dickensian like crowd of punks, queens, drug addicts and petty criminals amongst whom he found friendship with Marilyn, Princess Julia and Boy George.
Woof! Woof! / FIGA 6
Do you long for an adorable dachshund? Or do dream of a dashing dalmation? Whatever your preference, a dog is for life not just for Christmas and never more so than at Woof! Woof! - the Fashion Illustration Gallery’s seasonal celebration of all things canine.
FIG is pleased to announce a new working relationship with Spanish artist Jordi Labanda. FIG will be Labanda's primary dealer in bringing his works in gouache on paper to market worldwide.
FIG Auction 5
This month FIG is excited to celebrate the international collections with FIG Auction 5 inspired by and featuring, key looks from the spring/summer 2020 ready to wear shows.
FIG is delighted to announce FIGAF Miami, the fourth edition of FIGAF; the Fashion Illustration Gallery Art Fair that connects art collectors with the work of the world’s leading contemporary fashion illustrators.
Jacky Blue / FIG Unframed Sept 2019
FIG is delighted to present Jacky Blue the illustrator and artist.
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.
David Downton / FIG Unframed July 2019
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 Auction 4
'Violets are Blue...'
FIG is delighted to present Violets are Blue. FIG’s fourth online auction to date. New works by Tanya Ling, Jacky Blue and for the first time through FIG, Jordi Labanda and John Booth.
Blair Breitenstein / FIG Unframed May 2019
Blair Breitenstein / FIG Unframed
Saturday 18th May, 2019. 10am - 7pm
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.
RTW A/W 2019 / FIG Unframed March 2019
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.
Daisy de Villeneuve / FIG Unframed
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.
Saturday 16th February, 2019, 10 - 7pm.
Drawing Fashion in Madrid
Image: Jean-Philippe Delhomme, 2008
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.