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Isamaya Ffrench joins the speaker line up for Here 2016

We are extremely pleased to announce that makeup artist and illustrator Isamaya Ffrench will be appearing at Here 2016.

Isamaya has become a leading light in the fashion world over her relatively short career to date and her unique and unconventional approach to her craft has led to work with the likes of Junya Watanabe and Kanye West. A student of 3D design at Chelsea College of Arts and product and industrial design at Central St Martins in London, her career started as a face painter at children’s parties before word of mouth saw her skills start to be demanded across the world.

Isamaya’s work extends beyond professional makeup jobs: she is also beauty editor at i-D magazine, has designed window displays for Liberty and dances with the Theo Adams Dance Company. She is a creative powerhouse who we feel will continue to challenge the status quo and traditional notions of beauty through her work. Her talk is one not to be missed. 


As well as Isamaya French, Here 2016 speakers include artist Bob and Roberta Smith, photographer Nadav Kander, design director of The New York Times Magazine Gail Bichler, illustrator Malika Favre and visual artist Yolanda Domínguez.

We will also be welcoming creative director at MTV Richard Turley, co-founder of Turner-prize winning collective Assemble, Joe Halligan and Omar Sosa and Marco Velardi, art director and editor-in-chief of Apartamento magazine.