Fashion Illustration Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage
Artist featured in a collections on Saatchi Art
Showed at the The Other Art Fair, Chicago 2019, Mana Contemporary
2016 “Untitled/Love”, 2016, Oil Pastel on Paper, 25 x 34 cm, Inspired by Fashion, Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage, Saatchi Art.
2019 "Autumn/Winter 2018", Oil Pastel on Paper, 32 x 40 cm Inspired by Fashion, Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage, Saatchi Art.
2015 “Untitled, Sketch/Keats”, 2015, Oil pastel on Paper, 21 x 29 cm,New Drawings $500 and Under, Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage, Saatchi Art.
“Untitled, Sketch, Spring/Summer”
2015 “Untitled, Sketch, Spring/Summer”, 2015, Oil pastel on paper, 29 x 21 cm, Original Art Under $250, Collection, Saatchi Art's 2015 Gift Guide, Saatchi Art.
2014 “Untitled”, 2014, Oil pastel on Paper, 36 x 51 cm, Originals for $500 and Under, Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage, Saatchi Art.
2014 “Untitled”, 2014, Oil pastel on Paper, 36 x 51 cm, Originals for $500 and Under, Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage, Saatchi Art.
Tribute to Biba. Fashion Illustrations
TRIBUTE TO BIBA ILLUSTRATION ARTWORK - REVIEW IN THE GUARDIAN 2018
Italian artist Emanuela Di Filippo uses oil pastels to create sinuous images of women wearing bold outfits in the style of Biba, the swinging 60s fashion store set up by Barbara Hulanicki. Influenced by the vibrant colours of artist Sonia Delaunay and the slender portraits of Modigliani, Di Filippo trained in fine art in Rome before moving to the UK. “I was inspired by abstract, minimal, contemporary artists. But then I came back to my first loves: art and fashion,” she says. Biba’s designs are reminiscent of the classic Italian fashion Di Filippo grew up with: “They have a simplicity of shape, and I loved the colours.” Hulanicki referred to these as “auntie colours”, such as olive, rust, and “bruised purple”. For Di Filippo, Biba’s 60s style remains timeless. “It’s like Coco Chanel’s little black dress. It will never get old.”Tribute to Biba Illustration Artwork.
Here you can see some examples of the 200 oil pastels which Di Filippo has created in recent years.
Emanuela is also a Teacher: she has taught at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma in Rome (Courses in Italian Language and Culture) (2012 - 2013), Visiting tutor in the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology in Beijing, BIFT (2013), Local Schools in London and Bristol (2014 - 2018) and as well across a number of Italian, Art & Fashion Courses on e-learning Platforms and Workshop.
Subjects: Art & Design, Italian for Art, Italian for Fashion, Italian for Beginners. Fashion Culture, Fashion History, Fashion Style.
National curriculum: Italian, English
Illustrating Biba Fashion Vintage
On the occasion of her exhibition,' Tribute to Biba Inspiration” 4th - 11th September 2019 at the Devonport Guildhall , Emanuela Di Filippo has created a Biba Fashion Vintage Illustrating Workshop.
During this workshop you will learn about outstanding illustrators of the 60’s Fashion, including Barbara Hulanicki the founder of the legendary boutique Biba and Mary Quant best known for introducing the mini skirt.
The workshop will focus on the shapes and colours used in vintage illustration. Also you will try to imitate the grace of brushstrokes characteristic of the style of the 60’s and learn how to use simplicity to create the elegance of illustration from beautiful portraits to amazing dresses.
Devonport Guildhall will hold a one day fashion illustration workshop for anyone who wants to try their hand at drawing fashion or wants to develop their existing skills further.
To those who are not sure if their drawing skills are high enough to join the workshop, Emanuela reassures them : "There is such a multitude of styles in fashion illustration now, everything is allowed, starting from imaginative collages to freehand drawing. Find your own style and have fun with it! Enthusiasm and will are the main ingredients at this workshop.“
Italian Art & Fashion Culture Courses
If you love Art, Italian Art, Fashion & Costume Design and want to study or work with the Italian I will be happy to help you. The Italian language has contributed as number of words related to art, principally XIV to XVII century techniques, as this was the period of the great italian artists, such as Raphael and Michelangelo. Some of these words are: affresco, alla prima, chiaroscuro etc". You will learning specific Italian glossary for Art, Fashion & Costume Design that will help you to achieve your specific academic or professional goals in (University entrance examination, Art & Fashion schools, job interviews or in your professional field).
“Tim, USA (31 Lessons). The flexibilty and sensitivity to her guidance is both graceful and firm. I could not create a better teacher. She has it all. I consider myself very fortunate, indeed. “
“Stephanie, Australia (36 Lessons). Ema is a fantastic teacher. I am an art history student and she has incorporated history and art into our lessons. For instance, instead of just learning about the colours and the seasons, we discuss artworks of the months and describe the colours in them. This is a very fun and interesting way to learn!.”
“Ashleigh, USA (53 Italian Lessons). Grazie Ema! Una insegnante meravigliosa.”
“Matthew, Cape Town, Sudafrica (23 Lessons). Grazie. Come sempre sei così paziente e solidale. Apprezzo molto la tua assistenza. “
“Greg, USA (27 Lessons). Ema, your patience in listening to me speak in Italian is high and greatly appreciated. It is a real pleasure to work with you. “
“Bruce, USA (25 Lessons). I appreciate learning the fundamentals. And I'm excited to improve! .”
“Akari, Japan (30 Lessons). Grazie Ema! .”
“Nicole, Canada (17 Lesson) My lesson with Ema was very good. She was welcoming, attentive and professional. She readily listened to my goals and responded accordingly. “
“Elise, USA (6 Lesson) Fantastic lesson. Ema is a great teacher and I look forward to my next lessons.“
“Samatha, USA (6 Lessons) Ema’s lessons are structured very well! She is very helpful and makes me feel very comfortable as a beginner. I look forward to many more classes!.”
“Savannah, USA (8 Lessons) Just finished my second lesson with Emanuela. She comes to class very prepared and gives me work to do during the week so I can continue learning even after class is over. She is excellent at explaining grammar and mixes practicing reading, writing, speaking and listening in her lessons. “
“Sanjiv, USA (5 Lessons) Ema is a talented teacher, with well-structured lessons, and a delightful conversationalist. I highly, highly recommend her. “
“Emma, Sweden (13 Lessons)Today I had an excellent class with Ema, as always. During every class she systematically introduces me to new interesting themes. We always talk about different topics, crucial for everyday communication, which makes the classes very interesting and fun as I can more easily notice my progress!”
An Italian art teacher’s journey into the UK education system with Axcis. (Guest post)
Axcis candidate Emanuela Di Filippo shares the story of her journey into the UK education system in this guest blog.
My roots run deep in Italy. Born and raised in Rome, I experienced a wonderful education in the public school and University system while enjoying the local artistic scene – such as the fantastic Roman ancient ruins, the local museums and art galleries, the wonderful weather and the Italian lifestyle. Since 2010 I have been living between England and Rome. Studying English and enthusiastic about the British culture, I started my first teaching experience in local English schools and my first art exhibitions in the local museums. I have obtained a BA in Painting and a MA from Academy of Fine Arts in Rome in 2009, and qualified teacher status (QTS) in 2012. Currently, I am working as an online tutor and as an artist. However, I am also looking for a position as an art teacher, Being both an artist and a teacher has accentuated my ability to perceive, understand, and create art. I am registered with Axcis in Bristol, and I invite you to visit my next artshow: Biba Inspiration, The Vestibules, City Hall, Bristol, supporting Studio Upstairs a Bristol and London art therapy charity.
My journey into the UK education system
Knowing of the teacher shortage in England and the difficult situation for teachers in Italy, in 2012 I gained my QTS in order to teach in England, and I started my new British adventure ….
In 2013 I moved to London looking to build my experience in the British school system, I started sending my CV to some local schools, but only a few answered and there were disappointments. I found lots of education recruitment agencies but I did not know which were the the most professional and honest so I felt lost and confused. This resulted in spending my first weeks in limbo in the vortex of voracious London, with only my hopes and dreams to support me.
One afternoon, I was in a photocopy shop in Ealing to print my CV for my next interview where I met by chance a lovely young lady who suggested Axcis Education to me. So I went home and I sent my application … after a few hours I received an invitation for an interview at the main office in London …. and from there everything changed: I felt protected as an EU trained teacher, receiving understanding and support from consultants. I started to work immediately as a TA in some special schools for the first months with the aim of working as a teacher in the new school year.
My first day as a TA was in an SLD college in London – I will never forget it. It was an intense and difficult day. I was thinking it could have been a very tough journey in these schools but thanks to my determination and the support of the Axcis consultants, I went on collecting different experiences in different SEN schools – ranging from an SLD (specialist provision) to Primary (mainstream) They helped me to develop more skills and after six months of working as a TA, I moved to Essex and Axcis offered me my first teaching role in a happy school in Romford. This gave me the opportunity to learn many more new things, and to meet teachers and support staff who dedicated their lives to these wonderful special students.
Today I am in Bristol – enrolled with the local Axcis office and looking to get closer to my goal of working as an art teacher and in the meantime carrying on my artistic research between fashion and art, aware of the importance of art as therapy, especially with some students.
I do not know if in the future I will have a career as an art teacher but I will never forget the support and professionalism of all the people who contribute to Axcis education. Many Thanks!
As an artist, Emanuela takes inspiration from fashion for her artwork. She has grown up thinking about colour palettes, proportions, body shapes and trends, so it became natural to become a personal fashion stylist! Emanuela loves to help professional females and males revise, refresh and improve their look; to bring a new energy into their wardrobe, to consider colours and styles that they may never have thought of and to feel a renewed sense of positivity about their image.
Personal Fashion Styling
Time: Half Day or Full Day
Imagine shopping with your very own expert stylist who fully understands your needs and will ensure you look your best every day. The Personal Shopping service can be booked for as little as two hours at a shopping destination of your choice.
Who is it for?
If any of the following applies to you then Emanuela is here to help!Always tend to wear the same colours and styles and want a new or refreshed image Are not sure which colours and or styles best suit you Have so many clothes but always end up wearing the same outfits Need a confidence boost and don’t feel you are making the most of your image Have changed body shape and need new clothes to compliment your shape. Recently changed your lifestyle or are planning on changing your lifestyle / job and need a new image Feel like it’s time for a fresh start and brand new image Need help with a new wardrobe but lead a busy lifestyle and want to shop more quickly and efficiently Tend to impulse buy and waste money and want to start shopping more sensibly with flattering items you are actually going to wear Need help with an outfit for a particular occasion Dislike shopping and want to make it more enjoyable Want to shop with an expert to make the most out of your shopping and pick up professional tips
What happens on the day?
You will meet Emanuela at a shopping destination of your choice You will have already had a preliminary phone consultation and filled out a detailed client questionnaire form so your needs have been identified and what you wish to get out of the day. Your day will start with a brief chat over a coffee to go through your requirements The aim is to make the day as effortless for you as possible. Emanuela will have already done the research based on your client consultation, finding the best styles and shops to suit your needs You will be shown how to dress for your body shape, the colours which suit you the most, how to accessorise successfully and maximise what you buy. You will gain invaluable tips on how to dress stylishly and confidently for your lifestyle and personality You will be introduced to shops which best suit your personality, style and budget. You will be given helpful hints and tips on how to shop effectively when alone, a colour analysis chart to keep and ongoing support after your shopping experience. All Shopping Includes: A Personal Profile..
If any of the following applies to you then we are here to help: Always tend to wear the same colours. Always tend to wear the same styles Not sure what styles in your wardrobe suit your body shape the most Are bored of your current image and want to update it Not sure how to mix and match outfits to get the most out of your wardrobe Have items in your wardrobe you rarely or never wear Are on a budget and don’t have money to spend on new outfits or are on a limited budget and want advice on what items are missing from your current wardrobe Have a wardrobe full of clothes yet still feel you always have nothing to wear Have a messy wardrobe and just need a good tidy up so things can be found easily Need help putting together an outfit for an upcoming occasion
What happens on the day?
You will have already had a preliminary phone consultation and filled out a detailed client questionnaire form so we will have identified your needs and what you wish to get out of the day Emanuela will go through your wardrobe and show you which colours and styles you are best suited to and how to put together new outfits You will learn how to best dress for your body shape, lifestyle and personality You will be shown easy ways to update the pieces you currently own. You will be advised on what items are missing from your wardrobe and information on where to buy them so you can look for them when shopping either on a personal shopping day or alone Your wardrobe will be de cluttered and ultimately you will be left with the best colours, shapes and styles which work for you. You will be given maximising and minimising tips, showing you how to accentuate your best features. You will be given helpful hints and tips on how to shop effectively when alone with a colour analysis chart to keep and ongoing support after your shopping experience with Emanuela.
All Shopping Includes: A Personal Profile..
“Simon, UK (Personal Fashion Styling & Wardrobe Detox). Your service has made me much more aware and conscious of the style and the colour of clothes that suit my body shape and personality. I look forward with enthusiasm to building a new wardrobe of clothes that perhaps I would not have considered buying in the past. I no longer feel that I am “stuck in a rut” buying the same old predictable colours and styles. Now I have the confidence, under your guidance, to be more adventurous with my choice of clothes and this is exciting.”