Fida, the Fashion Illustration and Drawing Awards, is launching its first Fashion Arts Summer Exhibition which will be hosted by Istituto Marangoni Miami during the upcoming Miami Swim week. The school’s Billboard Building, designed by Shulman + Associates, in the city’s Design District, is celebrated for its blend of traditional and contemporary architecture, and will showcase artwork which will similarly blend craftsmanship with the latest technology.
Fida’s mission to promote fashion artists around the globe forges ahead with the exhibit entitled Ultramarine based on the idea of exploring the blue hues of the lapis lazuli, the key ingredient of the intense ultramarine pigment. Artworks will be fittingly displayed against the backdrop of the dazzling Miami sea and sky. Applications are currently being accepted and fashion artists can find all information on the FidaWorldwide website.
“Ultramarine remains one of the finest and most desired pigments, used by renaissance painters and contemporary artists alike,” said Diane Morgan, Fida co-founder. “The artists have been inspired by the color, which has previously been used to depict the robes of the Virgin Mary to symbolize holiness and humility, to modern day creations including the cyanotypes of Robert Rauschenberg and as inspiration for the fashion collections of Phoebe Philo in SS17 for Celine, using the body print artworks of Yves Klein.”