Central Saint Martins is proud to announce the two winners of this year’s Nina De Yorke Fashion Illustration competition.
Open to all undergraduate and postgraduate Fashion, Textiles and Jewellery students at Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion, the annual Nina De Yorke Illustration Award was established in 1999 to support and celebrate innovation and creativity in fashion Illustration.
This year’s panel of judges included fashion illustrator Richard Gray, whose clients include Agent Provocateur, Givenchy and Benjamin Kirchhoff, Jose Teunissen, Dean of Design & Technology at LCF, and Anne Smith, Dean of Academic Programmes at CSM.
After deliberation, the first prize of £750 was awarded to Maria Poppova, BA Fashion (Print), for her pastel and watercolour illustrations in bright, primary colours.
Speaking of Maria’s work, the judges commented: “Maria has developed a unique individual identity with a very personal approach to fashion illustration. She creates of a powerful visual message that captures the mood of the outfit through a vibrant use of media and mark making.”
The second prize of £250 went to Joo Yeon Kim, BA Fashion Design & Marketing, who previously won the V&A’s Savage Beauty competition which asked UAL students to create an illustration inspired by the work of Alexander McQueen. Joo Yeon was chosen for her “dynamic sense of personality, communicating an energetic graphic message which echoes the aesthetic of the collection”.