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.