York Fashion Week 2018 (by Fashion City York) was a stylish week-long festival celebrating fashion and creativity across one of our favourite cities, York. When we first discovered this, we were eager to get involved and it’s lovely to now be a part of the festivities! One way we’ve been contributing to the magic is through live illustration. We were delighted to be asked to illustrate portraits at the VIP Launch Party at Marks & Spencer.
Whilst at the party, we interacted with local bloggers, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, stylists, makeup artists... the list goes on and on! Everyone loved socialising and celebrating. Our live illustration offered respite for those in need of a sit down! Those that did sit with us, had a lovely experience receiving a bespoke portrait drawn by us live on the night. Our favourite part of the process is seeing the guests’ faces light up as they receive their illustrations.
After the event, we were excited to see many sitters had even shared their creations on social media! The illustrations created a talking-point which added to the buzz of York Fashion Week. View their posts below...
It’s important for us to be a part of events such as York Fashion Week because community is one of our core values. We want to support the independent and high street brands who continue to support us. Let’s celebrate our achievements together and spread the positive vibes.
We had an amazing time attending York Fashion Week 2018. We can't wait to see what 2019 brings! We're sure it's going to be bigger and better (if that's even possible)! Keep your eyes peeled for next year's announcements.