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Fida Talks - Fashion Drawing LIVE

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Fida is running a series of monthly talks with Industry artists and creatives. 

The Talks will be discussing the work of a selection of fashion creatives and artists, with numerous experience working both in-house and freelance with brands. The talks will offer the opportunity for Q&A at the end and the talk should last no more than 45 minutes. 

Fida aims to help support and celebrate the fashion illustrators of today, through the money raised from the talks will offer opportunities to illustrators unable to afford a place on the Fida website or books. 

Free to all Fida Members


Thursday, March 11, 07:00pm - 08:00pm  GMT UK

The Fashion Drawing LIVE debate

Host Patrick Morgan RCA


Hossein Borojeni

He was born in 1976 in Teheran / Lives and works in Paris
Hossein is a franco-iranian illustrator from a family of artists. Thanks to his parents, painters-sculptors, botch teachers at the Fine Art School, his playgrounds are often artists studios and drawing lessons even before going to kindergarten. Arriving in Paris at the age of 14, he nevertheless makes scientific studies while going on drawing. His talent in drawing first carries him towards design. He works several years as a designer and then moves on to car design and graphic arts, before turning towards fashion illustration. Follower of the "Less is more" movement in design, he goes on applying this approach to his illustrations by refining his drawings to reach the expression of a feeling, an idea, a look with a mimimum of lines, the void thus becoming his better ally.

Clients: Chaumet, Lancôme, Louis Vuitton, Chanel. Hermès, Elie Saab, Ferragamo, Lacoste, YSL, Armani, Givenchy, Shéli Brosey, Paco Rabanne, Esprit, Mugler, L'Occitane, Nina Ricci, Richemont.

Jacqueline Bissett

Ever since leaving University in the mid Eighties, Jacqueline has worked for most UK fashion magazines and a huge amount in Italy, France, Australia, USA, Greece and Japan.

 Since joining leading international illustration agency illustration X 12 years ago, Jacqueline’s work has gone global with commissions from Germany, France, North and South America, Japan, Italy, India and China.

 Working across a broad spectrum in the fashion world you can find her illustrations on everything from book covers to duvet covers, on web sites, billboard advertisements, jewellery brochures, point of sale (POS) and signage in stores.

 Jacqueline’s work has been commissioned for use on scarves, clutch bags, bed linen, bathroom accessories and kitchenware.

In the last 6 years, live drawing has really taken off for Jacqueline. Her first event was on the Beauty floor at Selfridges, where she’s worked in their stores nation wide for Kurt Geiger and more recently for Louis Vuitton.  She worked the days leading up to Christmas on the ground floor where she drew clients, awaiting their personalised gifts.  Jacqueline worked for Mac  for their global campaign Art of The Lip featuring many famous illustrators  at the end of  April 2016 in Westfield Shopping Centre, Covent Garden & Selfridges . Louis Vuitton call on Jacqueline for their Xmas Cocktail events and Mothers’ Day celebrations, nationwide.

Recently the live drawing has taken Jacqueline to the Middle East, working in Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait for Van Cleef & Arpels. For their new store openings, Jacqueline drew @ 30 fashion portraits of guests who sat for less than 10 minutes to receive their very personal gift.

 Cartier invited Jacqueline to Le Bristol hotel in Paris recently where their very select guests were viewing the new collection. There she sat and sketched celebrity guests from all over the world, who were then presented their portraits in archive boxes, personalized in gold ink.

Ellen Shkvar

Ellen Shkvar, a Moscow born, London based fashion event illustrator, artist and workshop leader.

In 2018, I decided to leave a career in finance and return to what I love the most - art.

I set up my business specialising in event illustration, enhancing bond between brands and their clients through the experience of live art.

Over the last two years, I’ve been fortunate to represent Christian Dior at customer events including collection launches, shop openings and Christmas parties where I created portraiture, fashion and product illustrations. 

I also covered London and Paris Fashion Weeks, live-illustrating the catwalk and backstage for  Anrealage, Leonard Paris, Victoria|Tomas, Fashion Scout, 16Arlington...

Nicole Jarecz

Nicole Jarecz is a fashion illustrator based in Detroit, MI. For as long as she can remember she was always attracted to drawing and creating but found that fashion illustration was her passion. 

Nicole graduated from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan in 2010 with a BFA in Illustration. The real adventure began when she moved to Paris, France. She lived, worked and drank lots of French wine in Paris from 2010 to 2015. Much of her inspiration came from living in Paris and from traveling throughout Europe. 

Nicole creates feminine pieces that are made with graphite, watercolor, ink, charcoal and colored pencil.  It’s all about a feeling and an attention to detail that makes her work different than other fashion illustrations. Nicole strives to find a balance between being playful and precise in her work by combining traditional and digital methods. Her work can be seen in publications and magazines all over the world as well as in private collections.

Nicole is now working in Detroit as a freelance illustrator and is enjoying being a mama to her two little girls.


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