Vicky is a UK based freelance illustrator specialising in fashion. She graduated with a BA in Fashion Design and is currently working on projects out in California. Vicky has collected a number of awards for illustration including work selected by designer James Long, Ben de Lisi in conjunction with Lypsyl UK and BigDance2010.
She has recently worked for fashion designers including Alexander McQueen, designed t-shirt prints for commercial brands, illustrations printed onto bags for New Designers 2011 and also for London theatres. She has worked for a number of charities and worthy causes and so is delighted to be taking part for ?!X., where she has brought to life the words of ?!X founder Amisha Ghadiali. In addition she has created some additional artwork for the futures project. She also co-owns an ‘upcycling’ brand which promotes the use of using old fabrics and clothes to create new and lovely items.
?!X: What’s the Future You Choose?
VF: The future I choose is a healthier one. Organic, free range and natural foods are more accessible. The future is greener in everything we do, choose, create, see and live in. We are on each others side, we inspire each other and help each other. The future I choose is about paying it forward!
?!X: What’s a ‘think’ to create this future?
?!X: What’s an ‘act’ to create the future you choose
VF: I believe in making. Make as much as you can – it means so much more. My craft company I co-found uses recycled objects making them into new, quirky products. Make your Christmas presents this year, it means a lot more to people when you tell them you made in yourself! Upcycle your old clothes and make bags, cushions, table runners, chair covers, new clothing. Think of the money you’ll save as well as your contribution to the future you are creating!
?!X: What’s a ‘vote’ to create the future you choose?
VF: Sustainable Food is a brilliant website about how eating sustainable foods is not only good for us but contributing to a better planet. Eating the right food is such a complex system and every day we are told what we can and can’t eat, but if we knew exactly what is in the products we are putting into our mouths we can contribute to not only our future but the future of others.
?!X: Future Soundtrack – What song would you take with you into the future?
VF: Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Under The Bridge.
?!X: Can you share with us up to 5 weblinks that you find interesting and inspiring?
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