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FIA X Victoria & Albert Museum

In April 2023, we were proud to collaborate with the world renowned Victoria and Albert Museum in London, on the very first workshop exclusively dedicated to African fashion illustration. The workshop was facilitated by our founder YÉGA and was well attended.

This workshop will explored the historical origins of fashion illustration in Africa, and the important role textiles play in the art of dressing African. The session also included simplifying the fashion sketch while equipping participants with techniques to develop their own style and approach. Beginning with an introduction to drawing the fashion figure and capturing the essence of a model, pose, or outfit, a live model dressed in clothing from Nigerian eco-conscious brand Dye Lab was on hand to allow the class try their hand at this beautiful art practice-life drawing.

A new workshop is in the works and will be announced in the coming weeks. To stay informed, make sure you subscribe to our newsletter!

Keep Creating,

Team FIA


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