Fida partners with Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration

Join the panel of illustrators and creative directors for an interactive deep dive into fashion illustration now. From this year’s London Fashion Week runway highlights to influential independent publishing and street style, you’ll hear how drawing is making an impact on the industry. 

In one evening, you’ll hear from award-winning illustrators Bil Donovan, Montana Forbes, Joanna Layla, Connie Lim and Stina Persson. They will give you a 360-degree-view of the uses of fashion illustration today, from live drawing at events to innovative work in digital spaces. In two back-to-back panel discussions, they will share valuable insight on how to make a career in fashion illustration and ask where the practice is going.


If you’re an aspiring fashion illustrator looking to learn the essentials, or you’re in need of an in-depth insight into new developments, this is the event for you.

At the end of the session you'll be able to review the panel again through a replay option available to all ticket holders for two weeks after the event.

Bil Donovan is an illustrator with a client list that includes Christian Dior, where he has served as artist-in-residence since 2009, Neiman Marcus, Vogue, St Regis Hotels, Saks, New York Magazine, Elle and L’Occitane.


Montana Forbes is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle illustrator with a graphic design and fine art background. She is a board director at the AOI. Clients include Condé Nast, Random House, Capital Records, Harrods and The BBC.


Sarah Khan is the owner of SK Vintage, a shop based in Kentish Town that has become a destination for professional clients including costume designers, fashion houses and stylists.


Joanna Layla is an illustrator and artist who has worked brands including E.L.V. Denim, Garrard, Adidas, and V&A. She was named as Fida’s “One to Watch 2021”.


Connie Lim is a illustrator lecturer at the University for the Creative Arts Rochester and short course lecturer at Central Saint Martins. Her clients include Guerlain, Bulgari, Louboutin, Bielo, and Revlon.


Stina Persson is an illustrator with clients that include BALLY, Nike, SONY, The McCartney family, Hearst, Louis Vuitton, Veuve Clicquot, L’Oréal, Vogue Japan, W Magazine and WWD Magazine.


Martyn Roberts is the Creative Director from Fashion Scout, an award winning international consultancy and platform, renown for empowering and showcasing the future of fashion.

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