Fida has announced the winners of the 4th Fashion Illustration Drawing Awards live on Instagram after evaluating over 1000 entries from across the globe. The panel of judges included master classical fashion illustrator, David Downton; Selfridges Art Director, Shawn Davey; leading contemporary fashion illustrator, Stina Persson; fashion illustrator and all round creative, John Booth; fashion couture illustrator/social media sensation, Eris Tran, and senior designer for Adidas, Shivangi Bhardwaj among others.
Fida was founded by husband-wife team Patrick and Diane Morgan on a shared vision to promote best practice among fashion illustrators and artists, and it has, in just a couple of years, created a community for fashion artists that had previously not existed. In recent months Fida members have collaborated with Bulgari, Alberta Ferretti, Lacoste and London Fashion Week.
There were 4 categories in this year’s awards. The Classical Award winner demonstrated skills using traditional methods or media and the submitted artwork could be based on any inspiration from runway, ad campaigns, photography, or personal fashion inspiration. The Avant Garde Award recognized an artist using mixed media, or combining traditional and new technology. The Nouveau Award rewards creatives using exclusively new technologies or software in this as-yet minimally charted territory, and the Fashion Show Award was open to the creative using any technique or media to best represent a runway show of the past or present or a behind-the-scenes moment at a fashion show.