fashion illustration

My picks from Vogue Festival and Photo London 2016

Vogue Festival 2015 -cover wall

Next weekend is set to be jam-packed with activity from a double whammy of Vogue Festival and Photo London. Vogue Festival in partnership with Harrods, is in its fifth year now and I think the line-up for next weekend is its best ever. I guess that’s to be expected though, when it’s also a celebration of 100 years of British Vogue. I’m particularly excited about the interviews with Grace Coddington, Juergen Teller and Gucci’s Allesandro Michele, all unique creatives who aren’t overexposed as media personalities. (more…)

Fashion illustration for the Instagram age

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Oh how I’m loving the Instagram-fuelled return of fashion illustration that’s been percolating for the last year or so. Instagram is the perfect platform for illustrators, having an emotional, almost tactile pull that filtered-to-the-hilt photography generally doesn’t. It’s a craft that we love to try to get close to, so any indication of work-in-progress tools – brushes, marker pens, sketch books, paint palettes – adds an extra layer of appeal. (more…)

New season fashion books

The History Of Modern Fashion Daniel James Cole and Nancy Deihl

Years and years and years ago, I remember gearing up for my first term at fashion college. We were given a list of things we needed to buy, which necessitated a trip to R. D. Franks in Market Place (off Oxford Circus) to stock up on essential books and magazines. (more…)

Save the date: FIG Unframed

Richard Haines fashion illustration gallery at The Shop At Bluebird

Here’s a can’t-miss for fashion illustration students and enthusiasts….

The fantastic Fashion Illustration Gallery is hosting a rather lovely ‘unframed’ exhibition at The Shop At Bluebird from tomorrow until 12th June 2015. If you know The Shop At Bluebird, you’ll already know that it features some gems from the FIG on its walls, but this is a first for so many pieces to be shown in the raw. (more…)