The first ever Fida Awards Ceremony was a resounding success, with the evening being a sell-out event, in partnership with 5 star Hotel, Blake's, London.
Following in the foot steps of past fashion illustration greats, Fida will be working with Conde Nast (publishers of Vogue magazine), in its next partnership to host the Faces, Facades, Objects and Figures Awards, in September 2020, which feels like the the perfect match.
Special thanks to Lisa Mann and Harriet Posner, who have helped enable this collaboration, and for their support in helping to grow the field of fashion drawing and illustration.
We really look forward to seeing the great work of the next generation of illustrators and artists, seeing how they will incorporate alternative ways of mixing new media or stripping things back to a very traditional methodology.
Massive thanks to all the judges for this year, from great portrait artists and stylists to the best in the business, helping to reinforce the need for great fashion illustration.
"As social media expands and we are inundated with image, fashion illustration has never been as important."
FIDA JUDGE 2020 - RICHARD HAINES - FASHION ILLUSTRATOR @richard_haines
"It is about time to go back to fashion illustration and explore very forward thinking new applications valid on/off line. In image making there is room for original, inspected, disruptive new ways to describe the narrative in any collection and brand aesthetic...in ADV, editorials and surely for the endless need of digital contents. Vogue Italia January issue triggered one (among other) possibilities."
FIDA JUDGE 2019/2020 MASSIMO NICOSIA - CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF ZEGNA @massimonicosia