Are You Harper's Bazaar Arabia's Illustrator of the Year?

Show off your skills in the chic competition and meet top style illustrator David Downton
Tuesday , 31 July 2012
The man himself: David Downton
The man himself: David Downton
A chic creation from David Downton
A chic creation from David Downton

Fashion lovers, this one's
for you! First off, you'll be thrilled to know that top fashion
illustrator David Downton is headed to Dubai for Harper's Bazaar World of Fashion. Secondly, you've got a chance to
win an original David Downton sketch! Read on to see how.

A known name in the world of style, David has worked with legendary fashion
brands including Chanel, Dior and Tiffany & Co. He has also created portraits
of Iman, Linda Evangelista and Cate Blanchett and won the praise of Philip
Treacy and Valentino for his artistic work.

will be in Dubai on Thursday 4 October to host a fashion illustration master
class on the main stage in the Galleria at Mall of the Emirates where he will
tutor talented students from the GCC on the art of fashion illustration. 
He will also sketch live and then announce the winner of this year's Harper's Bazaar Fashion
Illustrator of the Year 2012.

Louise Nichol, Editor in Chief, Harper's
Bazaar Arabia
, said, "Having watched David at work during
couture shows in Paris, it's thrilling that he will be coming to Dubai for this
year's World of Fashion. I am sure that just as David's work inspires lovers of
fashion, so he will be inspired by our region's unique take on style and I look
forward to seeing how that informs his future illustrations."

Think you
have it in you to take home the Fashion Illustrator of the Year crown? Go
on and get competing! All
you have to do is send in a hand-made sketch of your interpretation of any one key
catwalk look from the A/W '12 international fashion weeks. The top ten contestants
get one-on-one tutoring from David himself while the winner will get an
original David Downtown sketch.

Enter now! All the

Last date of
submission is 24 September 2012, send your application to Only
shortlisted entries will be contacted with the final winner announced live at
the World of Fashion
on Thursday 4 October. Harper’s Bazaar World of Fashion takes place from 3 October to 16 October 2012.

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