Sketchbook @ The Design Museum

Sketchbook Magazine presents a night of live fashion events, as the white washed Design Museum becomes a canvas for a night of drawing, talks, exhibitions and interactive VJ-ing projection. Come and join us and be inspired by the calm minimalism of John Pawson and the breadth of style in Drawing Fashion and join the editorial team of Sketchbook Magazine as they curate a series of live events inspired by Hywel Davies’ new book ‘Fashion Designers’ Sketch Books’. Join in live illustration classes, blogging and interviews with designers including, Amy Molyenaux from PPQ, Richard Nicoll, Bora Asku and Fred Butler.

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6PM: Richard Nicoll
Richard Nicoll is a London-based fashion designer. He graduated in 2002 from Central St. Martins with an MA in womenswear, and his graduation collection was bought by Dolce & Gabbana. He was subsequently awarded a bursary to set up his own label. For this he has developed a distinctive technique that explores a method of twisting fabric combined with draping influenced by Madame Gres. This results in a sculptural aesthetic to his collections. Nicoll has collaborated with photographers Jason Evans and Norbert Schoerner and has worked freelance for Lanvin, and LVMH in Paris. He has shown his collections at Osaka Fashion Week, Japan and Fashion East, in London, finally showing on the main schedule of London Fashion Week in 2005, where he continues to show his own label. In 2009, Richard Nicoll was appointed Creative Director of Cerruti.

7PM: Fred Butler
Fred Butler is a props stylist and accessories designer based in London. She works with art directors, stylists and photographers to create imaginative one-off pieces for fashion stories to enhance the aesthetic of a shoot. Her work is characterised by the inclusion of everyday object to create a kitsch yet elegant aesthetic. She previously worked for As Four and Shona Heath. Her clients include Nicola Formichetti, Patti Wilson, Jacob K, Leith Clark, Susie Lloyd, Patrick Wolf, Selfridges and 3D Creative.

8PM: Bora Asku

London-based Turkish designer, Bora Aksu received his first acclaim when he graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2002. Quoted as “the star of the show” by broadsheets such as The Independent, The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, Aksu’s collection attracted not just the press but Domenico Dolce and Stephano Gabbana who purchased pieces as inspirational items for themselves. This same collection also caught the attention of the ARG equation group where he won a sponsorship award from them, giving him the opportunity to make his debut off-schedule catwalk show at London Fashion Week, February 2003. With 10 shows under his belt, his collabrations and projects with various artists carries on. Bora also signed a contract with People Tree-Fair trade organization to design exclusive capsule collections to raise awareness on fair trade work shops

9PM: Amy Moleyaux, PPQ

In London, 1992, Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker launched fashion label PPQ creating the inimitable style that continues to set the beat for London’s fashion drum today. From the early days there were zeitgeist design moves; PPQ spearheaded the drainpipe jean revolution dressing music maker’s including Amy Winehouse and Peter Doherty. The label’s signature smocks and modern cocktail dresses soon became fashion insider staples. Fashion’s best kept secret inevitably rolled off tongues and on to London Fashion Week’s official show calendar to continued success. Today, the design duo craft cutting-edge collections in strong shapes and bold prints incorporating elaborate fabrics in a spectrum of directional colours.

Illustration Workshops (Workshops will run from 4pm!)

Stephen Stone
Stephen Stone will be celebrating the energy of a live fashion illustration workshop that explores fast paced drawing, expressing the subjects individual style and character using both line and block colour.

Tomomi McMaster works as an illustrator and professionally throughout the Fashion and creative industry, her clients including Vogue Japan. She also runs a short course at Central Saint Martins on Fashion in Film.”This 1 hour interactive workshop is suited to those who have ageneral interest in art but perhaps not have done any drawings in a while. It teaches you how to pick forms from every day objects for illustrations. This exercise can be helpful in influencing and developing ideas in abstract fashion as well as art.

Gabriela Mot – Fashion Sketch, Collage

The purpose of this lesson is to understand the Fashion Sketch (proportions, technique’s line, to page, movement, mood, attitude), how to use the collage, the development of their capacity to realise a fashion sketch, the development of plastic language and to make sure they use correctly learned notions.

To understand the basic elements of creating a fashion sketch
How to page the sketch on a paper
To be able to work with the pencil to create illusion of movement, to modulate the line, symmetry
Able to realise a sketch with the help of notions learned earlier
To prepare the collage for the sketch and to stick them on the paper, depending on what they are choosing to express
To evaluate their own work and colleague’s work

This is a night to not miss! Come and join the Sketchbook crew on December 3rd, and tell us your experience though the events, get yourself featured in our blog and be inspired by creativity in action.

See you there!

Sketchbook Magazine Team