For the June issue of RED magazine Holland I asked dutch illustrator Denise van Leeuwen to draw all the opening pages in the magazine featuring a fashionable girl wearing SS13 designers...
Look at the FABULOUS result!
Summer has started with these colorful fun illustrations filled with animals of Brooklyn-based artist Fanny Gentle. She has been showing her paintings in various galleries in Europe and America and has worked for clients as Rizzoli, Barneys, H&M, Happy Socks, Anthropologie, Elle UK, NYLON.
Freelance illustrator Geffen Refaeli, from Tel Aviv, is the illustrator behind the genius DailyDoodleGram project. I love her simple lines and awesome concept! In the past year she have been uploading to Instagram an illustration every day, inspired by bits and pieces from photos by different users uploaded that same day. In the past 6 months the project has reached 22,000 followers worldwide... I am already a huge fan!
I love self-published fanzines like this one of Illustrator Richard Kilroy. He brings together some of the most coveted illustrators in for the latest issue of Decoy. Issue 4 focuses on London Collections: Men SS13, including a portfolio of original new artworks from Richard Gray, Ricardo Fumanal, Tara Dougans, Artaksiniya and Judith Van Den Hoek. A look back at the work of Patrick Nagel and an exclusive interview with Christopher Shannon and Julie Verhoeven. www.richardkilroy.com
Great "Faces of Fashion" of Brooklyn-based fashion designer & illustrator Natalia Jheté. I love the way she illustrates the most influential fashion people from a personal comical point of view in ink, pencil and watercolor. http://nataliajhete.com
Great graphic SS2013 illustrations of portugese artist António Soares showing Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Celine, Kenzo, Balmain, Katherine Hamnett from the 80’s & Comme des Garcons from the 90’S. Love the erotic looks. antoniosoares.tumblr.com
I just discovered this great talented London based artist and designer Margot Bowman. She is the creative director of The Estethetica Review, a publication focused on ethical fashion published biannually in conjunction with the British Fashion Council. She has worked for clients as Alexander McQueen, Costume National and AnOther magazine.
I absolutely love this raw realistic drawings of London based artist
Mr. Frivolous combining pop culture elements and personal texts that sometimes looks like graffiti. I found this artist on a great site called Doodlers Anonymous; a site full of fun doodles & inspiration.
Graphic Designer Jag Nagra from Vancouver, Canada just finished this incredible project. One year ago she began a 365-day Illustration project where she created one new illustration each day for a year. Have a look at this awesome video with contains all 365 illustrations, set to music. Love it!
Great fashion illustrations of Costa Rica based Natalia Sanabria. She creates some heavy illustration work featuring contemporary youth using vibrant colors and expressions. Love the energy! Natalia Sanabria
London based illustrator Jinzhen Liang is keen on doing fashion illustration and specialized in detailed pencil drawings. Love her very interesting new project "Artificial Density", where she explores the beauty of texture and artificial materials in fashion world.
Last week I did not post so much as I was very busy with my first deadline being the art director of the dutch RED magazine for the coming 5 months. But I just saw this great XL illustration book of Helsinki-born, Berlin-based illustrator Riikka Sormunen in the American Book Center in Amsterdam. I love her compositions packed with textures and patterns! www.riikkas.com
Sometimes I get the most wonderful submissions in my mailbox of (for me) unknown talents... this is one! Veronica Andrievskaya aka Veron André is a self-taught Fashion Illustrator & photographer based in London. Her focus is on models as she loves drawing different, unique, interesting looking faces! I love the technique of these Valentino girls! www.veronandre.com
Demetrios Psillos has worked for John Galliano at the start of his career, he moved into Illustration and found success in New York with clients including Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, The New Yorker, Wallpaper and The New York Times. On returning to the UK, he continued working as an illustrator for The Times and Vogue. His successful illustrations for Nigella Lawson’s Food & Lifestyle columns led Demetrios to create the animated title sequences to the multi-award winning ‘Nigella Bites’ series. Love his gorgeous vivid colours! www.demetriospsillos.com
Manhattan-based illustrator and cartoonist Joana Avillez illustrates the most talented, inspiring, deserving fashion influencers. From Tavi and Anna to Tom and Mark, here are the top-o'-the-masthead fashion faces who need no further introduction. Love it! joanaavillez.com
Love the commercial of Carol Lim and Humberto Leon. The Kenzo tiger motif is reworked this season in psychedelic colors and kaleidoscope effects as part of Lim and Leon’s Spring 13 campaign video, tiger fever. Morphing images of growling tigers are interspersed with a frenzy of bright patterns, and shots of stoic models sporting the cult tiger sweater that are accompanied by a percussive tribal-inspired dance number provides soundtrack. ssense.com
I am in love with the beautiful unique drawn style of Holland based illustrator Marlise. She is just starting up her portfolio as a fashion illustrator and works now as an illustrator at famous dutch interior designer Piet Boon and illustrated the book 'Piet Boon styling by Karin Meyn'. This girl is one to follow!
I love the pencil and watercolor illustrations, beautiful textile designs and graceful handwriting of NY-based illustrator Bernadette Pascua. Her work has been published in numerous magazines such as W, Vogue, and Glamour. If you like her work you should also check out her personal blog, Decade Diary, which is equally amazing! www.bernadettepascua.com
Zoë Taylor is an illustrator/visual artist based in London. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2009 Zoe has been commissioned by Luella Bartleyfor whom she created T-shirt graphics and illustrations to her recent book “Luella’s Guide to English Style”. She regularly illustrates for AnOther Magazine and her work has also appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, Syntax Editions, Le Gun, London Fashion Week’s The Daily and others. I love her dark, inky, sinister and melodramatic illustrations. www.zoetaylor.co.uk
Love the concept of this illustrated editorial "Designer Ice Cream" from AnOther Mag by Tom Baxter. The latest S/S13 collections provided plenty of ice-cream inspiration. Marc Jacobs' striking monochrome closing looks were akin to Stracciatella, Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga Nocciola-esque two-piece. And you could easily get a banana morsel from Fendi, a triple chocolate delight from Haider Ackermann and a mouth-watering pistaccio courtesy of Raf Simons at Dior. Yum! www.anothermag.comTom Baxter
Nathie Buho is an Uruguayan fashion designer and illustrator who lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She loves to draw with markers and pencils as you can see on her facebook page. I like her expressive and almost kitschy Red heads! NathieBuho
NY-based artist Mats Gustafson was born in Sweden in 1951. He studied costume and stage design at the Scandinavian Drama Institute in Stockholm and in 1978 had his first fashion illustrations published in British Vogue. This led to contributions in American Vogue and Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. In 1980 he moved to New York. In addition to making illustrations for the world's most important fashion magazines, Gustafson has been commissioned by a host of international designers and brands including Comme des Garcons, Romeo Gigli, Chanel and Yohji Yamamoto. I absolutely love his Vogue China’s December 2012 serie called “Red Romance”; it features the most memorable red pieces from the Fall 2012-13 collections from Marc Jacobs, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and many others. matsgustafson.org
Austria born, NY based illustrator Anja Kroencke’s distinctive drawings of sophisticated women with long, elegant necks and elaborately detailed hair have a romantic sense of times past and yet are thoroughly modern. She has worked for clients as Vogue and Wallpaper Magazine and did windows for Printemps. Love it! www.anjakroencke.com
Spanish born artist Eduardo Garcia Benito (1891 - 1981), a master of illustration during the Art Deco period, went to Paris at the age of 19, where he established himself as a fashion artist. His style is reminiscent of the Cubist paintings of Picasso. Benito made his living in Paris by painting society portraits & illustrating fashions in the Gazette du Bon Ton. Conde Nast met Benito in 1920. Within a year, Benito was one of Vogue & Vanity Fair’s most important artists. Benito’s signature style – what Condé Nast referred to as the “Big Head” – captures the look & spirit of art deco. Art movements as Cubism & Constructivism inspired his iconic & stylized geometric forms. His illustrations of fashionable women, reduced down to a few strokes of the pen, often feature long necks topped with heads resembling the African-figure sculptures of Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, a friend of Benito’s in Paris.
I just love the simple and fashionable Christmas line drawings of Barcelona-based fashion designer and illustrator Marta R. Gustems. Her new projects consists in joining these two passions, fashion and drawing in a blog with a descriptive and poetic title: "Dibujogente"; drawings made with pencil, about people according to me with style, charm and personality. www.martargustems.com
Berlin based illustrator Anja Steffen studied fashion design in Trier, Germany, as well as fashion illustration in New York. I love her rough ink & watercolor drawings of fashion icons Anna Dello Russo, Karl Lagerfeld, Ana Piaggi and Suzy Menkes. anjasteffen.com
illustrator Carl Erickson (1891 - 1958) was born in Illinois to Swedish immigrant parents. He studied at the Chicago Academy of
Fine Arts. Although limited to only two years of schooling, his
artistic talent attracted the likes well known advertisement accounts in Chicago. In 1914 Eric,
as he became known, made his way to New York to continue his advertising
illustrations. He is especially well known for this work for Vogue and Coty cosmetics. He married Lee
Creelman, a successful staff illustrator at Vogue, with whom he had one
daughter, Charlotte. Eric dominated the field of fashion illustration
for over thirty five years, creating fashion illustrations and drawing
Poland-based fashion illustrator Kornelia Debosz gets her inspiration of the high fashion magazines and campaigns and makes beautiful interpretations of it. I love the polished faces and realistic detailed hair.
Mysterious Femme Fatales of spanish artist Judit García-Talavera. "Judit has become quite sought after for her beautiful flowing line that is the hallmark of her work. She adores the fountain pen, and also often finds herself combining ink and diluted watercolors to depict characters absorbed by their emotions or lost deep in daydreams".
I love the beautiful mysterious women of french artist Annabel Briens; the soft colour combinations, the different techniques she uses and the look in their eyes. Today is the start of her exposition "Les Parisiens" at the lovely bar in restaurant Le Très Honoré in Paris.
For Christmas, Disney collaborated with Barney’s New York. This great video named ‘Electric Holiday‘ combines the fashion world with the Disney world. Watch as Minnie embarks on a fantastical fashion adventure in Paris, where she walks the runway in Lanvin and rubs elbows with fashion-world figures like Linda Evangelista, Daphne Guinness, Naomi Campbell, Lady Gaga and many more. see the video
You might know this illustrator from the cute colorful daily drawings at Daily Candy. New York based artist Sujean Rim began her career as a footwear and accessories designer. Her first illustration commission came from Barney's New York in 1995
and since then, she had the great pleasure to work with Daily Candy,
Tiffany & Co and lots of commercial clients. I love this limited edition iPad Case Covered with street-chic illustrations of New York by her hand for Juicy Couture. iPad case by Sujean Rimwww.sujeanrim.com
The groundbreaking work of fashion illustrator René Gruau (1909-2004) were a favourite of the haute couture world and during his life-long career he collaborated with fashion houses such as Givenchy, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Schiaperelli and Dior. In the 30s he began to sketch for Parisian magazines as Le Figaro, Marie-Claire and l'Officiel. In 1948 he moved to America contributing to Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, made lots of advertising campaigns and cinema posters for Fellini. He was a genius!www.renegruau.com