ARTWORLD – the live sketches

London College of Fashion’s Tony Glenville sketches the live hair work of the Revlon Professional session stylists at the Creative HEAD Education event ARTWORLD, in partnership with Revlon Professional

For many years, those who reported on the shows of the world’s top designers and couturiers had little access to photography until months later. Journalist and London College of Fashion lecturer, Tony Glenville, began to capture what he saw from the front rows and the dressing rooms in quick ink sketches, building an impressive archive of instant illustrations, each remaining resolutely unfinished.

At ARTWORLD – the first Creative HEAD Education event, in partnership with Revlon Professional – he plundered his extensive archive to share his Christian Lacroix sketches, on which Revlon Professional session stylist Sarah Wood, from Necia’s Hairstyling, based her hair creation. But while she and her fellow Revlon Professional stylists were interpreting the art pieces assigned to them by the panel – which also included Julie Verhoeven, artist, designer and fashion tutor at Central Saint Martins; Doris Lockhart Saatchi, renowned art critic and John Vial, session stylist, salon owner and global influencer for Revlon Professional – Tony was given the task of capturing the hair action in his famous line sketches.

And in an extra twist, the sketches would be the prize for one lucky attendee in the #ArtworldSelfie competition (congratulations to Dale Hollinshead from Hazel & Haydn in Birmingham!).