Carven welcomes in the New Year with a Spring live illustration event
Carven contacted me this year just after Christmas as they were planning to welcome their Spring 2016 collection in with an exciting customer evening event. Of course I was thrilled to be involved in such a fun event. They planned for customers to try on outfits from the new spring collection, and they also had drinks and food, and a great jazz band. They asked me if I would provide the live illustration for the evening’s event. The evening was held in their only British based store, on Pelham Street in South Kensington. Carven are a very established Parisian fashion brand with a classic but edgy look that appeals to all ages. Do pop by to this store if you ever get a chance, it’s a gorgeous store and clothes are pretty incredible. Visiting the store beforehand really helped to get a feel for the clothing to be drawn on the night. Getting to meet the friendly staff as really great too!
The Guests arrive.
The evening began at 6pm and went on till 9.30pm. The guests were really lovely and had a great time as the champagne flowed freely! They had a lot of fun trying on all of the clothes from the Spring 2016 collection. Drawing solidly for the whole night was pretty fun actually, if a little intense! Live fashion illustration is such a fun attraction to have at these kinds of corporate events, and seems to be having a bit of a moment the last few months. Having done corporate parties, in store special events, and product launches, it’s clear to see that this is an area of illustration that is really taking off. This is about my ninth live illustration event this year, and you learn a little more with each event. The materials that i like to use are water colour and brush pens. The watercolours give a really lovely vibrant range of colours. They are very quick to use too, which is very important with live fashion illustration. Have a look at my illustrations that were created for Carven and see what you think !
The Live illustrations I created for Carven Spring 2016
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As you can see by the photos, a great time was had by all ! Do you have a corporate party, or in store event that you think would benefit from a live illustration feature ? Live fashion illustration adds a great fun element to all kinds of corporate events, whether it be a party or a promotional event, or a press day. Full length figures can be drawn, or just to the thigh, or even just portraits of faces, for beauty products work really well. Check out my live fashion illustration services pages on my website, to see more about this fun kind of illustration attraction.