Author Archives: FIG

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Cecilia Carlstedt x Anya Hindmarch

September 11, 2017 by

Swedish artist, Cecilia Carlstedt has been commissioned to make the promotional imagery around the new Anya Hindmarch A/W 2017/18 collection. To celebrate, Cecilia Carlstedt, for one night only will be in store and in conversation with FIG Founder, William Ling. Thursday 21st September 7pm Anya Hindmarch, 157-158, Sloane Street, London SW1X 9AB. To reserve a … Continue reading →


FIGAF Edition 2

May 27, 2017 by

Fashion Illustration Gallery Art Fair, Edition 2, in partnership with Yu Capital. Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July 2017, at The Shop at Bluebird, 350 King’s Road, Chelsea SW3 5UU. Opening Times 10am-7pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS Monique Baumann Petra Börner Blair Breitenstein Annabel Briens Helen Bullock Gill Button Cecilia Carlstedt David Downton Andrea … Continue reading →


Haines & Ling

February 18, 2017 by

For one night only in a hired space on Baker Street, Richard Haines from Brooklyn NYC will sharpen his pencils and cross paint brushes and wax crayons on paper with Londoner Tanya Ling. Live, life drawing is all the rage amongst the generation of Instagram artists that have climbed on board the fashion illustration band … Continue reading →

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November 17, 2016 by

FIGAF, the Fashion Illustration Gallery Art Fair hosted at The Shop at The Bluebird, on Saturday December 10th and Sunday December 11th. The first edition of #FIGAF brings together some of the world’s most brilliant artists who have created hand crafted fashion images. The line up includes, in no particular order: Gladys Perint Palmer, Richard … Continue reading →


Beep beep. FIG in Cultural Traffic

September 27, 2016 by

Cultural Traffic, billed as a new print publishing arts fair, is Toby Mott’s most recent enterprise and we are delighted to have been invited to participate alongside others whose area of concern and interest falls between the lines that define category in culture. For those that need an introduction, Toby Mott has put together a … Continue reading →


David Downton, Couture Drawings

May 11, 2016 by

FIG in association with Assouline, publishers of the most sophisticated books in the world, present an exhibition of 20 new drawings from Downton’s Couture Archive. These works have been made with reference to Downton’s growing body of work consisting of drawings and notes, produced at primary source, front row and back stage at the Paris … Continue reading →


David Downton Couture Drawings

May 11, 2016 by

An exhibition of 20 new drawings from Downton’s Couture Archive. Assouline at Claridge’s 49 Brook Street London W1K 4HL Open to the public 20th to 28th May 2016 Mon – Sat 10am – 7pm FIG in association with Assouline David Downton 2016. Further Information.


Gill Button 2016

February 18, 2016 by

FIG at The Shop at Bluebird 350 King’s Road Chelsea London SW3 5UU Open to the public 19th February – 4th March 2016 Mon – Sat 10am – 7pm Sun 12 – 6pm Gill Button 2016. Further Information.


Gill Button 2016, Exhibition

February 18, 2016 by

Gill Button is one of a growing group of artist’s to find an audience and following through Instagram. FIG was amongst the many watching and following. First their were the ink on paper drawings taken from her Sketchy Men blog and then little oil paintings on hardboard and most recently full on oil paintings on … Continue reading →

Furs 2015

A Christmas Art Fair 2015

December 2, 2015 by

FIG’s Christmas Art Fair 2015 will take place on Saturday 12th December at FIG at The Shop at Bluebird located at the end of the King’s Road in Chelsea. The fair has created an opportunity for FIG to present to the Great British public, for the very first time, works by some of the most … Continue reading →


Multiplied 2015

October 6, 2015 by

From October 16th to 18th FIG can be visited at Multiplied 2015. The art fair, where admission is free, for dealers selling contemporary prints, editions and multiplies. FIG will again break the rules and show paintings, drawings and collages created by the world’s leading fashion illustrators alongside digital inkjet pigment prints including the all new … Continue reading →


David Downton: New Book Signing and Talk

September 17, 2015 by

The much anticipated and eagerly awaited new book, David Downton: Portraits of the World’s Most Stylish Women, will soon be with us. To celebrate the launch we are organising a special book signing at FIG at The Shop at Bluebird on Wednesday September 23rd 6.30 – 8pm where David will talk about the book and … Continue reading →

FIG at The Shop at Bluebird

FIG at The Shop at Bluebird

May 15, 2015 by

FIG has installed itself as the gallery in residence at the concept store, The Shop at Bluebird, the fashion emporium located in the Art Deco garage towards the end of the King’s Road in Chelsea. Presenting a carefully curated, changing display of works (prints, drawings, collages and paintings) made by the world’s leading fashion illustrators … Continue reading →

Richard Haines - Fashion Illustration Gallery

FIG UnFramed

May 15, 2015 by

FIG UnFramed Gary Card David Downton Ricardo Fumanal Richard Gray Richard Haines Barbara Hulanicki Richard Kilroy Tanya Ling Marko Matysik Gladys Perint Palmer Hiroshi Tanabe Peter Turner Zoë Taylor FIG at The Shop at Bluebird 350 King’s Road Chelsea London SW3 5UU Open to the public 29th May – 17th June 2015 Mon-Fri 9.30 – … Continue reading →

Multiplied 2014

October 10, 2014 by

From October 17th to 20th FIG can be visited at Multiplied 2014. The art fair for dealers selling contemporary prints, editions and multiplies. This year FIG will launch David Downton’s Marilyn.

October 1, 2014 by

Richard Bernstein Exhibition,

Andy Warhol and Richard Bernstein (photographer unknown).

FIG Talk – Gavin Turk: Fake Pop vs. Real

August 16, 2014 by

Much of Gavin Turk’s work deals with issues of authorship, authenticity and identity. He is concerned with the ‘myth’ of the artist and the ‘authorship’ of a work. He shares with FIG an interest in and a fascination with all things Warhol and has appropriated Warhol’s work in the production of his own. We thought … Continue reading →


Richard Bernstein Interview Cover Art

July 18, 2014 by

FIG’s Summer Show 2014 Featuring Richard Bernstein’s Cover Art for Interview Magazine and Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Books and Magazines from the world’s leading fashion illustrators August 7th – August 23rd 2014 FIG at The Mayor Gallery 21 Cork Street London W1S 3LZ Open to the Public Thursday 7th August – Saturday 23rd August 2014 11am … Continue reading →

François Berthoud, Balmain Dress, 2013, C-Print on T-Bond. © François Berthoud

Berthoud returns home

June 30, 2014 by

Throughout the summer and into the autumn, visit a fabulous exhibition of François Berthoud’s fashion illustration open to the public at The Musée Des Beaux-Arts de la Ville du Locle. Although much of his career has been spent in Milan, he now lives and works in Zurich. The exhibition celebrates his extraordinary achievements, both editorial … Continue reading →


Delhomme show in NYC

June 18, 2014 by

Currently showing in NYC is a Jean-Philippe Delhomme solo exhibition, Late Modern to Used Cars at Wright’s; the Auction House from Chicago with a gallery in Madison Avenue. Works on paper are shown with works on printed matter. The works on paper are from a series called The Visitors – large scale oil pastel works … Continue reading →

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Resort 2015

Zoë Taylor for Marc by Marc Jacobs, Tanya Ling for Fendi

June 9, 2014 by

Recent cool projects by FIG artists include a contribution by Zoë Taylor to the Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2015 collection and a Tanya Ling designed peekaboo bag for Fendi. Brit designers Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier asked Taylor to make work for their second MBMJ collection. Taylor has previously worked with Bartley on Luella’s … Continue reading →

The Style Edit

April 16, 2014 by

The Fashion Illustration Gallery,

FT’s How To Spend It

April 16, 2014 by

Fashion Illustration exhibition at Christie’s, A celebration of a long-neglected art, Elegant, evocative illustrations go up for sale,

April 11, 2014 by

The Big Picture: Inside FIG’s New Exhibition, Arabia

April 11, 2014 by

Virtual Exhibit: Fashion Illustration, Drawing The Dream,

A Magazine Curated By

April 11, 2014 by

Fashion Illustration Gallery at Christie’s, London,

April 11, 2014 by

Draw Something: Fashion Illustration Takes the Spotlight,

Day 1: Tanya Ling at J. JS Lee

LFW The Daily, Feb 2014

March 22, 2014 by

Put together by Cat Callender and Marion Jones, London Fashion Week’s The Daily continues to champion Fashion Illustration. Hurrah! Live Catwalk illustrations – usually a euphemism for drawing from – have become all the rage. As a rule illustrators don’t get invited to the shows but in this case the illustrators got to sit … Continue reading →

FIG / Christie’s

November 19, 2013 by

Cecil Beaton François Berthoud Gary Card Jean-Philippe Delhomme David Downton Ricardo Fumanal Richard Gray Mats Gustafson Richard Haines Tanya Ling Antonio Lopez Marko Matysik Gladys Perint Palmer Hiroshi Tanabe Zoë Taylor Andy Warhol Christie’s 85 Old Brompton Rd London SW7 3LD Open To The Public 13th – 19th December 2013 Mon 9am – 7.30pm Tue … Continue reading →


Face The Future: History Repeats Itself

November 8, 2013 by

From Vogue Paris (Febraury 1949). A twenty eight page portfolio of charcoal portrait drawings made by Carl Erickson of designers including Mademoiselle Carven, Monsieur Christian Dior, Madame Nina Ricci, Monsieur Pierre Balmain and Madame Schiaparelli. 64 years later, from V Magazine (Summer 2013), A six page story dedicated to the pencil and ink portrait drawings … Continue reading →


Fashion Illustration at Multiplied 2013… but is it Art?

October 4, 2013 by

The ICA recently hosted a panel discussion about the work of Antonio Lopez. Paul Caranicas, a New York based artist and former lover of Lopez’s collaborator, Juan Ramos (and President of the Antonio Lopez Foundation) shared a platform with the fashion writer Colin McDowell and Sue Dray from the London College of Fashion. They had … Continue reading →

Zoë Taylor, Knitwear, McQ A/W 2012, 2012, Faber Castell Pitt Pastels on paper, 29 x 21.5 cm

Introducing Zoë Taylor

September 19, 2013 by

We are delighted to announce that we are now working with Zoë Taylor. Taylor has made work for The New York Times, The Guardian, Dazed and Confused and produced a large body of work for ‘In the Cut’, a fashion column for AnOther Magazine’s website,, drawings from which we are making available here on … Continue reading →

Front row in primary colours. The WHAT I SAW TODAY (broadsheet version) front page

Richard Haines’ Broadsheet

September 14, 2013 by

Last year, FIG’s artist in Brooklyn, Richard Haines got together with Prada on a collaborative project called Il Palazzo… ‘ a project deeply inspired by hand-made artistry’ reads the blurb, ‘… the title references the majestic setting for the A/W menswear showcase, “a palace of role play”…’. The result was a book and something online … Continue reading →


FIG Open to the Public

March 14, 2013 by

Paintings Drawings Prints Posters Books and Magazines from and featuring the world’s best fashion illustrators. 13th – 30th March 2013 Monday – Saturday 11am – 5pm FIG at The Mayor Gallery 22A Cork Street London W1S 3NA


Gary Card

January 21, 2013 by

Fashion Illustration Gallery in association with Osman Studio 1st February – 10th February 2013 By appointment at Osman Studio Elizabeth House 39 York Road 7th Floor Block 2 London SE1 7NQ Contact to make an appointment. PRESS RELEASE / PDF


The Gruau Man

February 15, 2012 by

Rene Gruau (1909 – 2004) FIG in association with Paul Smith Wednesday March 21st – Saturday April 21st 2012 No.9 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BL Mon-Fri: 10.30 – 18.00 Thurs: 10.30 – 19.00 Sat: 10.00 – 18.00 Sun: Closed PRESS RELEASE / PDF



August 16, 2011 by

Jason Brooks Daisy De Villeneuve David Downton Richard Gray Bobby Hillson Barbara Hulanicki Tanya Ling Marko Matysik Gladys Perint Palmer Hiroshi Tanabe Julie Verhoeven FIG in association with The Victoria and Albert Museum 10th March – 26th March 2011 FIG at The Mayor Gallery 22A Cork Street London W1S 3NA PRESS RELEASE / PDF