SURFACE MAGAZINE ONLINE | 15th SEPTEMBER 2021
Bil Donovan’s Whimsical Watercolor Illustrations are Fashion World Treasures
Coinciding with London Fashion Week, a new exhibition spotlights the world’s most acclaimed fashion illustrators, one of which is Bil Donovan. As the principle artist-in-residence at Christian Dior, Donovan’s live watercolor drawings have become industry favorites for their vibrant, hand-hewn brushstrokes and impressionistic style.
BBC CULTURAL FRONTLINE | 11th SEPTEMBER 2021
Fashion: King of Glamour Ali Mahdavi
As Fashion weeks launch around the world, The Cultural Frontline is looking at the glamour and spectacle of the world of fashion.
Photographer and artist Ali Mahdavi has photographed countless celebrities, capturing some of the world’s best known faces. He explains why he’s obsessed with unconventional beauty and old fashioned Hollywood glamour.
SHOW STUDIO | 8TH SEPTEMBER 2021
New Exhibition Celebrates the Glamour of Fashion Illustration
The annual exhibition, Drawing on Style, held by Gray M.C.A, returns to London Fashion Week this September. Before the photograph, came the illustration. It brought fashion to the masses, and adorned the covers and pages of style bibles such as Vogue throughout the first half of the 20th century.
FABRIC MAGAZINE | 8TH SEPTEMBER 2021
Culture Fix: September 2021
As the Capital welcomes Fashion Week, this is a suitably co-ordinating group show for the sartorial set. Celebrating rare and unseen fashion illustrations from post-war 1940s to the present day, Drawing on Style promises a showcase of exquisite drawings by a host of contemporary illustrators.
CITIZEN FEMME | 1ST SEPTEMBER 2021
The Citizen Femme To-Do List: September
Monthly cultural crib sheet compiled by Citizen Femme. Designed for cosmopolitan globetrotters – based anywhere from London to New York – we’ve rounded up the best exhibitions to see, the films to watch, and the events to catch in your chosen city this month.
COUNTRY & TOWNHOUSE | 30TH JULY 2021
THE MUST SEE FASHION EXHIBITIONS OF 2021
Fashion exhibitions were hit hard in 2020. The long-awaited Bags at The V&A, a retrospective dedicated to fashion’s best-loved accessory, experienced its fair share of closures, whilst the Fashion Museum Bath’s Shoephoria! was forced to postpone its showcase of over 3,000 pairs of shoes for an entire year. The good news? As the UK’s lockdown restrictions lift, museums and galleries are opening their doors to an exciting array of fashion exhibitions. These are the ones not to miss.
ANTIQUE COLLECTING MAGAZINE | 22ND JULY 2021
FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS IN LONDON EXHIBITION
Drawing on Style, an exhibition celebrating rare and unseen fashion illustrations from post-war 1940s to the present day, is returning to London to coincide with London Fashion Week this September at London’s new hub for the Arts, Cromwell Place.
Gray M.C.A, leaders in the field of original Fashion illustration, are returning to the gallery space, following a three-year interval, with a ravishing portfolio of new and unseen work.
MADE IN SHOREDITCH MAGAZINE | 15TH JULY 2021
DRAWING ON STYLE HOSTED BY GRAY M.C.A AT CROMWELL PLACE
‘Drawing on Style’ is an exhibition celebrating rare and unseen fashion illustrations from post-war 1940s to the present day. Presented by Gray M.C.A, the international leaders in the field of original Fashion illustration, the exhibition will showcase an assemblage of rare original works that adorned the pages of influential magazines and newspapers throughout the 20th century, capturing the iconic designs of the world’s fashion powerhouses. Exquisite illustrations by the likes of David Downton, Ali Mahdavi, Gladys Perint Palmer, Antonio Lopez, René Bouché, René Gruau and more will be on display.