Who are we
Drawing Cabaret Couture aka DCC Studios is a London based production team who specialize in creating high fashion films & editorials. All of which are professionally produced and live streamed from their film and photography studio in east London- DCC Studios. Alongside their productions DCC regularly hold weekly haute couture fashion illustration life drawing classes & fashion photography workshops & portfolio boosters .
From Fashion Campaigns to elaborate concepts for Film & Photography, together we fuse our artistic expertise to create original and inspiring life drawing classes, workshops and immersive art events. Our classes welcome artists, photographers and creative lovers from all fields. We welcome everyone at DCC levels from total beginners to the well experienced.
Here at Drawing Cabaret Couture we work closely alongside some of the finest creatives in the dance and fashion industry. These include leading and up & coming fashion designers, agency models, professional dancers, photographers, film makers, stylists, and set designers to bring visually stunning concepts to life providing artists and photographers with high quality classes and beautiful original resource material.
We have previously worked with some of the leading names in art and fashion including Vogue, Elle, Grazia, Jean Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama, London Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, V&A, Dazed, PAP, Schon, Fashion Scout, Selfridges & Toni & Guy just to name a few...
Get inspired with Drawing Cabaret Couture!
Why join our classes?
Suitable for ages 16+ all levels of artist welcomed
Untutored, self exploration in creativity encouraged
Weekly featured Haute Couture designers from leading London designers as well as upcoming graduate collections (all fully clothed)
Modeled by trained dancers and experienced agency models
Bespoke set designs created weekly in which our classes are live streamed in
Create alongside award winning illustrators
Opportunity to publish your artwork in fashion magazine features
Insight into the industry of high fashion, photography & filming
Global community of artists and leading illustrators connected through each class.
Contemporary, first look at Central Saint Martins & London College Fashion graduates work as well as established designers from the UK.
Access to draw backstage & on the runway illustrating the brand new collections on the front row of London Fashion Week
Brand new editorials/ reference material every week
We believe our art classes and photography workshops are an opportunity for all levels of artist to build their portfolio, to explore narrative within fashion and push their creative practice. Over the past three years we have collaborated with student collections working with emerging talent within this industry. We are always open to new collaboration with emerging talent alongside our more established UK designers.
Following this we offer the most affordable monthly memberships via Patreon including student discounts and group educational package memberships.
Sign up for a free trial and join the DCC community today - https://www.patreon.com/drawingcabaretcouture
Meet The Team
Co Founder of Drawing Cabaret Couture Matthew Lawrence graduated in 2012 with Fine Art (BA Honors) from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee. Post completion of studies in Scotland, Matthew headed south to London where he currently works as an oil painter & applies his practical skills and creative eye as a set designer for major Fashion Brands, Music Videos & Film.
Matthew is currently represented by The Runway Gallery, London's Fashion focused gallery and has appeared in numerous exhibitions and galleries applying his knowledge to teach other artists and students working as a tutor and art director alongside Drawing Cabaret Couture.
With his creative talent, Matthew brings a pedigree and work ethic capable of elevating any brand artistically, recognised for his attention to detail to produce art events and online immersive experiences that connect and engage audiences worldwide in a uniquely inclusive way.
Co Founder of Drawing Cabaret Couture & J’adore La vie London's high fashion Cabaret. Janet Mayer began her career in 2010 after she graduated from The Hammond School in Chester with a National diploma in Professional dance. Following further training she later graduated from Middlesex University London with a BA Honours in Professional Practice of the Arts and has over 10 years experience as a professional dancer & model with an outstanding performance career.
Her talents have taken her all over the world performing on leading Designer Runway Shows, appearing on International campaigns, Music Videos, Commercials, TV Shows, Live Theatrical Performances, Cruise Ships, Casinos, Festivals, and Trade/ Corporate events.
Since then, Janet has applied her love of dance, fashion and art towards a career in choreography, creative direction and stage direction, establishing herself as one of two creative and highly visionary brands dedicated to content creation & high end performances for artists and audiences worldwide.
Bookings Manager & Talent Scout
Lauren Cremer is a multidisciplinary artist who works in photography, graphic design, and 3D modelling. She moved to London for a degree in Interior Architecture & Design in 2020 and amidst lockdown learned to manipulate photos, this led to her on a creative journey developing her photographic style. She is currently working for DCC Studios as bookings manager, talent scout, marketing, assisting on shoots, & more.