Fashion Illustration Gallery

FIGAF Edition 3

FIGAF Edition 3

Image © Peter Copping

FIGAF. The third edition of the world’s first and only art fair dedicated to Fashion Illustration announced.

New works to view and buy from the world’s finest artists creating hand crafted fashion imagery.

Open to the public from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th December 2018

at The Shop at Bluebird, 29, Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DP.

Opening Times Friday – Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday 12 – 6pm.


Participating Artists

Blair Breitenstein
Helen Bullock
Gill Button
Cecilia Carlstedt
Peter Copping
David Downton
Andrea Ferolla
Fahren Feingold
Richard Haines
Tanya Ling
Marko Matysik
Rosie McGuinness
Gladys Perint Palmer
Stina Persson
Daisy de Villeneuve
Martin Welch


FIG Auction Sale 1

In anticipation of FIGAF 3, we are delighted to present FIG Auction Sale 1. With bidding set to start at £75.00, the opportunity to buy a Downton, Button, Breitenstein or Carlstedt et alia is here and now for everyone.

Start Date: 9:00 Thursday 22nd November 2018
End Date: 21:00 Thursday 6th December  2018

The auction start/end times are displayed in London, UK local time (GMT).


Talks Programme and Live Drawing Sessions

Friday 7th December

Daira Reina and Andrea Ferolla interviewd by Clare Coulson.

Not only is Andrea Ferolla fast becoming one of the most sought after fashion illustrators in the world he is also, with his wife Daria Reina, founder and owner of Chez Dede, Rome’s chicest store. Fashion writer and journalist Clare Coulson will sit them down and ask the couple what makes them tick and what role Andrea’s art has played in their success.

Richard Haines from Brooklyn NY draws live.

Recent years have seen Haines’s reputation grow and grow and grow bag grow. He was last seen doing this for Dries Van Noten. Watch him enter the zone and work his magic with oil stick and ink and paint and glue. What a jolly boring thing to do.

Twenty questions with David Downton
(Everything you ever wanted to know about DD but were afraid to ask)

We are thrilled to announce that legendary fashion artist, David Downton, will be lifting the curtain on his life front row and backstage and revealing what it’s like to sit across the drawing board from the world’s most iconic beauties. It’s cocktail hour, so have your questions ready and come and hear The Master of this art tell all!


Saturday 8th December

Peter Copping in conversation with Lucinda Chambers.

Lucinda Chambers, FIG collector and FIG ambassador will be in conversation with Peter Copping, FIG friend and new FIG artist. There’s no agenda. They might just gossip and chat about gardening and houses or pattern cutting and stuff.  Whatever the case we guess it will be fascinating for anyone interested in life at the very, where the air is thin, top of the Fashion Biz. 

As Fashion Director at British Vogue for almost the last three decades Lucinda has created fashion imagery that has defined a generation. Her unparalleled knowledge and experience sets her apart as one of the most important and influential creatives working today. Her latest project, the new label Colville, is a touch point for cultural discernment and is the ‘antithesis of fast fashion’.

Peter Copping is best known as a designer who worked alongside Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton for 12 years as head of womenswear. He went on to become the creative director at Nina Ricci and then Oscar de la Renta. He is contributing drawings to and participating in FIGAF for the first time.

Blair Breitenstein from Williamsburg NY draws live.

Breitenstein’s punk rock on paper aesthetic is a counter point to the manicured, high end, luxury, spoilt women, high hair and surgically faked world that she depits.  She usually does this hidden away back stage for MAC cosmetics. We are delighted to present her front of house.


Sunday 9th December

The Gill Button interview.

In 2014 Gill Button created a blog called Sketchy Men for which she made a new water colour painting or drawing every day. This was quickly followed by her Instsgram feed @buttonfruit which helped her gain a dedicated fan club and an audience including some of the most discerning art directors in fashion. The oil paintings that followed the Sketchy Men series of models starting out in fashion helped her gain new clients including Gucci, Dries Van Noten, Glamour and Numero.


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