Illustration is vital to the fashion world and it is kept alive by the talent and the freshness of approach. British fashion illustrator and portraitist David Downton is one who has both. David Downton is known for his classically elegant, yet highly contemporary images. For him, what matters most in fashion illustration is engagement with the audience, originality, flair, and a passion for the subject. Fashion Insiders came to visit David Downton in Claridge’s hotel in London, where he was appointed as the first ever fashion artist in residence to portray the most illustrious guests from the world of fashion and style.