Gladys Perint Palmer, Philip Treacy for Sunday Times Style, 1998

Fashion Illustration Talks at The Shop at Bluebird

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, Vogue Paris, Décembre 1985 – Janvier 1986

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, Ladies who Lunch, 2018

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.


Fashion Illustration Talks at The Shop at Bluebird
7 - 9 December 2018
The Shop at Bluebird Carriage Hall Floral St, WC2E 9DP
— Daisy Allsup
4th December 2018