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Fida Talks - Surviving life as a Fashion Artist

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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


Thu, January 28, 07:00pm - 08:00pm GMT UK

Online Talk with Fida Members
Surviving life as a Fashion Artist
Francesco Lo Iacono
Vicki Louise Ward
Gill Wright
Montserrat Salvat
Host Patrick Morgan RCA


Francesco Lo Iacono 

Francesco Lo Iacono is an Italian illustrator currently based in London. Before that, he lived in Paris for about five years, where he also worked for Nelly Rodi, a trend forecasting agency.

He has already worked with a wide range of clients including fashion designers, high-end department stores and fashion magazines. Some of his illustrations have also been exposed during the second edition of DDessin, the contemporary drawing fair in Paris.
His client list includes:
Dior, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Off-White, Fendi,
JW Anderson, REDValentino, Bottega Veneta, 
Salvatore Ferragamo, Ted Baker, Vogue Japan, 
L'Officiel Italia, Paul Smith, rag & bone, CFDA,
Paris Fashion Week, GQ Mexico, Selfridges,
Harvey Nichols, Stratégies Magazine, InStyle Uk, Stylist Magazine, Vfiles, Superdrug, Sportweek, 
L'Officiel Hommes Italia, Lou Dalton,
Malene Oddershede Bach and more.

He is represented by Lipstick of London.

He has been one of the judges for the first Fashion Illustration Drawing Awards. He also tutored for more than two years a monthly Fashion Life Drawing Class at the Cass Art flagship store in London. 

Vicki Louise Ward

Vicki Louise Ward is a London based fashion and lifestyle illustrator. She studied at the University for the Creative Arts before embarking on her design and illustration career, and has worked and collaborated with brands including L’Oréal, SkinCeuticals, Stylist and NET-A-PORTER & Mr Porter. She uses a mixture of minimalist and detailed lines alongside abstract watercolour to describe the beauty and elegance of the world around her. 

She is a fashion obsessive and regularly attends shows such as Alice Temperley, Vivienne Westwood, Erdem and Vin+Omi; later realising her experiences in delicate originals. 

Last year Vicki exhibited as part of the Cluster Illustration show in London’s Brick Lane and is now making her international debut as part of Fashion Illustration at Acid Gallery which include some of her runway works. Most recently she was a finalist for two of the FIDA (Fashion Illustration Drawing Awards) awards categories.

Montserrat Salvat

Montserrat Salvat is a Spanish illustrator; a restless mind who would dare to state that the only intention in her artwork and Life is to pay Homage to Beauty.

After several years in the financial sector, her Passion for Art and Fashion completely shifts the balance, turning it into a profession, a way of life and a Complete action in itself.

Currently she works for fashion firms & companies in this industry as Dior, Armani, Massimo Dutti, L´Oreal, Calzedonia, Vogue … betting on different projects but always within the framework of Sustainability and Proportion, preserving an aesthetic in line with her Ethics.

Gill Wright

I’m a freelance illustrator with 22 years' experience of fashion design, graphic design and illustration. Although I specialise in fashion illustration, my style also crosses over into food, nature and more and I love a new challenge. 

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