Drawing Cabaret Couture is an independent  production company based in East London. Creating Haute Couture performative drawing classes and immersive art events across the globe both online and in person.


Drawing Cabaret Couture was founded by Artist, & Set Designer Matthew Lawrence and professional Dancer & Model Janet Mayer of J'adore La Vie, London's high fashion Cabaret.


From Fashion Campaigns to elaborate concepts for Film & Photography, together we fuse our artistic expertise to create original and inspiring life drawing classes, tutored workshops and immersive art events. Our classes are for all levels from total beginners to the well experienced artist.


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 with high quality classes and beautiful original resource material.

Get inspired with Drawing Cabaret Couture!


Credits include Jean Paul Gaultier, Vogue, London Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, Cannes Film Festival, Fashion Scout, OK Magazine, Toni & Guy, Alternative Hair Show, Paper Magazine, Runway Gallery, & Cutler & Gross just to name a few.


Meet The Directors


Matthew Lawrence

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.


Janet Mayer

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.