Exhibition Preview - Iain R. Webb: DRAWING FASHION - Saturday 4 June 2022

Iain R Webb, Comme Des Garçons, AW 1992

Iain R Webb, Comme Des Garçons, AW 1992

Drawing Projects UK is proud to present the exhibition, Iain R. Webb - DRAWING FASHION: sketchbooks from the edge of the catwalk. Please join us for the Exhibition Preview on Saturday 4 June 2022 from 12noon until 4pm by booking here

Iain R. Webb has a longstanding and influential career in the fashion industry and has drawn from the edge of the catwalk throughout as a form of note-taking. This exhibition presents his sketchbooks to the public for the first time and is accompanied by an exhibition publication. The publication includes texts by Susannah Frankel, Editor-in-Chief, AnOther Magazine, Sophie McKinlay, Director of Programme at V&A Dundee and Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Founding Director of Drawing Projects UK.

Iain R. Webb's sketchbooks form a significant visual record of the vast number of influential fashion shows covered by Iain R. Webb, and feature his notational drawings of the collections of ground-breaking fashion designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, Miuccia Prada, Comme des Garcons, and many more, as they were first revealed on the season's catwalks. The exhibition provides an insight into the fashion industry and forms a record of the last four decades of fashion history. Celebrating drawing as a means of recording, remembering, and communicating, sits at the heart of this exhibition which, simultaneously, celebrates and reveals the workings of the fashion industry.

Iain R. Webb - DRAWING FASHION: sketchbooks from the edge of the catwalk is on show at Drawing Projects UK from 4 June to 6 August 2022. Please see the Exhibitions page for further information, exhibition opening hours, and how to visit.

The exhibition and publication are kindly supported by the British Fashion Council with additional support from Kingston School of Art at Kingston University and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee.

Drawing Projects UK is dedicated to research and public engagement in and through drawing and contemporary art, and originates exhibitions, publications and events that include Drawing Discussions, Drawing Sessions and Symposia. Our building houses 12 studios and workspaces, a project space, and Miranda's Coffee Shop which is usually open Tuesday to Saturday 8am to 4pm. 

We look forward to welcoming you!