Nick Knight and SHOWstudio have long been committed to championing fashion illustration. In support of the medium, we invited London-based artist Stephen Doherty to take up residence in our Motcomb Street studios to draw haute couture looks from the Paris A/W 14 couture shows straight onto our wall in pastel and paint. Doherty is known for creating portraits with a contemporary edge rendered in graphic media like pencil, crayon and watercolour.
The live mural was completed between 5 July and 9 July 2014, with Doherty even continuing while our signature Collections panel discussions - broadcasts that show experts from across the fashion industry discussing and debating the shows live - were streaming. Watch the making of the artwork, with Doherty drawing looks from houses such as Dior, Vionnet and Chanel, in an edited process film.
Shop Stephen Doherty's illustrations on SHOWstudio / MACHINE-A.