David Downton wasn’t so much introduced to the fast-paced world of high fashion as thrown, without warning, right into the heart of it.

The internationally acclaimed English illustrator had been making ends meet through sporadic live-drawing gigs when he unexpectedly found himself on a train to Paris, en-route to cover the haute couture shows for a high-end fashion magazine. In his words, it was like entering C.S. Lewis’s magical world of Narnia.

David’s exhibition ‘Drawn to Fashion’ at enex featured some of his most incredible couture pieces – including his Vogue Australia cover of Cate Blanchett and sketches of garments from the world’s fashion powerhouses. Exclusively for enex, David created a limited edition tote bag, which were given away to lucky shoppers.