Dominic Huckbody, a first-year student on the BA Fashion Design course at Westminster, has been announced this week as the winner of the 2017 #DRAWFASHION illustration prize.
Organised by the London College of Fashion #DRAWFASHION 2017 – showcases the work of some of the UK’s brightest and best up and coming talent in fashion drawing. As well as winning £1000, Dominic’s winning fashion illustration was part of an exhibition in the heart of London’s Carnaby Street district shown in September to coincide with London Fashion Week.
Now in its third year London College of Fashion’s #DRAWFASHION Awards in association with Cass Art, celebrate the deeply analytical and emotive skills of drawing and fashion illustration through a nationwide competition.
Dominic’s winning entry was one of many Westminster fashion illustrations that are part of the exhibition.
Fashion illustration is taught on the BA Fashion Design course by the highly respected illustrator Richard Gray.
Famous for his collaboration with Anna Piaggi over a number of years on Italian Vogue, Richard has worked on projects with a variety of designers such as Agent Provocateur, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood, Dunhill, Boudicca, Miguel Adrover and Benjamin Kirchhoff.
Richard teaches across all three years of the BA Fashion Design course, working with students on their drawing, illustration and presentation skills.
His work has been included in Vogue Italia for Anna Piaggi’s D.P. pages, V Magazine, Io Donna, Decoy Magazine, The Saturday Telegraph Magazine, Stella Magazine, Madame Figaro, SHOWstudio for an exhibition of Martin Margiela, Flaunt Magazine and Stephen Jones A Magazine, amongst many others. He has illustrated the Couture shows for the Observer Magazine and the Independent on Saturday Magazine.
#DRAWFASHION has been supported by the UK’s leading independent art supply retailer Cass Art. Cass Art has been putting high-quality drawing materials in the hands of artists aged 3 to 103 for 30 years. The venue for this year’s pop-up exhibition has been generously supported by Shaftesbury PLC – providing vibrant and prosperous property investment in the heart of London, including Carnaby Street and Seven Dials.