7-9 December 2018
Fashion Illustration Gallery Art Fair (known as FIGAF) returns to The Shop at Bluebird this December, this time at their new Covent Garden flagship. The display will include 16 artists – Fahren Feingold, Blair Breitenstein, Daisy de Villeneuve and more – with paintings, prints, drawings and collage available to buy. Discover the best fashion illustrators, add to your collection and join in with the exciting program of free, drop-in talks and live drawing sessions. Here’s what’s on:
Friday 7 December
Dara Reina and Andrea Ferolla interviewed by Clare Coulson, 11am
As well as being one of the most sought-after fashion illustrators in the world, Andrea Ferolla is also, together with his wife Daria Reina, founder of Chez Dede, Rome’s chicest store. Here Clare finds out what makes them tick.
Richard Haines from Brooklyn NY Draws Live, 2pm
Watch the artist enter his zone and work his magic with oil stick and ink and paint and glue.
Twenty Questions with David Downton, 5pm
Everything you ever wanted to know about legendary fashion artist David Downton.
Saturday 8 December
Peter Copping in conversation with Lucinda Chambers, 11am
As Fashion Director at British Vogue for almost three decades, Lucinda has created fashion imagery that has defined a generation. Here she speaks to fashion designer Peter Copping, the former Creative Director of Nina Ricci and Oscar de la Renta who is contributing drawings to FIGAF for the first time.
Blair Breitenstein from Williamsburg NY draws live, 2pm
See Blair apply her punk rock style of layered watercolors and messy smudged lines to the luxury fashion she depicts.
Sunday 9 December
The Gill Button Interview, 2.30pm
In 2014 Gill Button created a blog called Sketchy Men where she made a new water colour painting or drawing every day. This, plus her instagram @buttonfruit built her a strong fan club including some of the most discerning art directors in fashion. She has since worked with Gucci, Dries Van Noten, Glamour and Numero.