Making a debut for SS18, Sue Dray, the head of fashion illustration at London College of Fashion, was the first Fashion Scout artist in residence. Present for all of our SS18 shows, Sue created unique illustrations depicting the true essence of the reactive nature of showcasing collections on a catwalk. Each of her pieces of art is a personal impression as seen through her eyes. 

“The catwalk is my studio, it’s where I come alive, the tingle and anticipation before a show drives and fuels my work, creating an experiential experience unhindered by conscience thought”.

Sue Dray’s unique approach heightens the profession of the fashion illustrator into a fashion artist. Being a course leader of London College of Fashion BA (Hons) Fashion Illustration, Sue was a perfect collaboration for Fashion Scout SS18, with valued experience and understanding of the fashion industry. 

Sue’s stylish outcomes were fascinating to see after watching the catwalks, allowing us to visualise her insight, and how she captured the looks that only had brief appearances on the runway. 

"Thank you Fashion Scout London for giving me this opportunity to paint and draw and find myself"



Words by Amber Whitaker

Photography by Stefan Jabowski 

Illustrations by Sue Dray