Thursday, February 12, 2009

Fashion Illustration

Tag: Fashion Illustration

When fashion and art collide, it creates a wonderful piece of art. There are a lot of designers who have implemented art into their designs, and we’ve been seeing them quite a lot lately. Louis Vuitton seems to be one of many who always collaborates with a variety of artists, from Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Julie Verhoeven, to the late Stephen Sprouse and surely with many other artists in the future. The whimsical Prada fairy collection of Spring/Summer 2008 came from the beautiful artwork of James Jean. While Miu Miu has used Liselotte Watkins’s Harlequin illustrations for the Spring/Summer 2008 collection.

After flipping through the pages of ‘The Simpsons go to Paris with Linda Evangelista’ on Harper’s Bazaar August 2007, illustrated by Julius Preite, which has already been posted in our forum by uberboston. And W magazine November 1999 fashion spread of Daria wearing designer outfits, I now strongly believe that illustrating fashion is totally a COOL thing!

Virtual Fashion
I’m sure some of you have read it a while ago.. Miuccia Prada has designed the costumes of Appleseed: Ex Machina, a sequel to 2004’s Appleseed, a futuristic Japanese 3D animation movie, which is scheduled to premiere in October this year in Japan, followed by other countries. Two costumes were designed for heroine-warrior Deunan Knute.The designer has accepted to do the costumes because she was inspired by the first movie. “Watching the previous ‘Appleseed,’ I thought that the expression of contrast in man and machine, violence and love was wonderful,” the designer said at a press conference for the movie in Tokyo, Japan. “I designed something contemporary that matches the movie’s feelings,” added Miuccia. WWD has reported that the movie appears to be connected to her Fall 2006 “Metropolitan Armor” collection. Meanwhile according to, it is more related to her Fall 2007 collection. I really can’t wait to view her ‘virtual’ designs in that animated movie. I think it’s absolutely brilliant to implement fashion into animation or visual arts. Having those two elements syncronized together, it totally shows how fashion has been moving forward to a new playground.

Learn To Illustrate Fashion
Learn To Illustrate Fashion - Fashion designer Mitu Malhotra holds illustration workshops at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation .
Fashion is totally new concept in U.A.E. People may be looking out for someone who can help them in designing clothes and also re-organizing their personal wardrobes. Aspiring students who wish to take up fashion designing as a career, may be looking out for someone who can help them in putting together a portfolio. There’s a lady who has done Textile Design Specialisation from the National Institute of Design- Ahmedabad India, and above all a Gold Medallist in Fashion Designing from National Institute of Fashion Technology New Delhi – India. Meet the lady of Fashion Designing and Illustration “Miss Mitu Malhotra”.

Her entire course covers a brief introduction to Fashion – historical and contemporary. It has an introduction to female form drawing, exaggeration and alteration for fashion drawing. Illustration of the garment, shape and silhouette. Development of a croqui. Garment drape and design details. Fabric pattern and textures. Exploration of accessories, millinery and footwear. Experimentation with various drawing media. Presentation skills, fashion figure and design component, story boards and drawing of themed collections.

Fashion illustration is a very specific and creative skill says Mitu Malhotra. Parents of enrolling children normally ask me whether they need to possess certain skills to learn or are there any specific requirements to be fulfilled. According to her, once a student enters her workshop that deals with design elements then their mind starts producing different ideas. It is only then you learn to put those ideas generated by the powerful mind on a paper with clarity—The ideas that crop up from the mind are called design concepts – she says.
Fashion Illustrator
Also called: Fashion Artist
Job Description: Do you have a love for both fashion and drawing? Consider a career in fashion illustration. Fashion illustrators create sketches and drawings of apparel, shoes, and accessories for fashion advertisements, catalogues, and other media. They conceptualize and draw clothing and accessories by hand or use special computer software programs (e.g., computer aided design/CAD). Fashion illustrations are used in newspaper and magazine advertising layouts, department store ads, direct mail catalogs, television commercials, films, brochures, and flyers. Professional fashion artists may work on a freelance basis for an advertising agency, manufacturer, or department store, or out of their own studio.
Salary Range: Annual earnings potential up to $60,000.

I really like the style of designer Re Jin Lee aka RJ, of Bailey Doesn’t Bark. Her hand painted porcelain creations are so whimsical, and I really like her naming conventions of her pieces: Original Collection: where she uses her illustrative pen & ink style, SHHH Collection: “the shhh series comes from my fascination with the positions in which people manage to sleep in when completely knackered.

Boy Girl Party {stationary cuteness}
These items from Boy Girl Party are so adorable. My favorites are the Squirrel/Bunny & Owl Recipe Cards and the To Do Lists! The illustrated Owl Notecards are fantastic too don’t you think!
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David Downton {fashion illustration}
When it comes to fashion I love collections that are filled with color, simple lines, and a bold mix of patterns. Then sometimes I like simple blocks of classic colors flowing along crisp clean lines. The fashion illustrations of David Downton reminds me of the latter. I love his illustrations and his use of neutral tones and watercolor & gouache. I commend those who use gouache to it fullest. I was first introduced to the medium in Color Theory class at SCAD…tricky little paint it can be!

Fashion Illustration service
One of the leading, experienced illustrations providers in UK, Maa Designs offers excellent fashion illustrations which are the artistic representations of garment or apparel designs. For over many years, we have been offering services for a number of garment manufacturers, pattern companies, fashion advertisement companies, fashion designers, department stores and so many more. Ours is a specialised and experienced team that comprises talented illustrators and designers who have great passion for fashion and art. They are trained and skilled enough to perform any type of fashion illustration that you need.
Click on the image to view our latest fashion illustrations works.
At Maa Designs, our services comprise the illustrations of bag, shoes and other accessories design. We are able to combine any kind of materials, utilizing any kind of techniques, based on your specifications and requirements. For creating exceptional fashion illustrations, we incorporate a variety of materials, textures and painting. Our work always stands out in the crowd that gives you a winning edge in the fashion industry.
Maa Designs fashion illustration services also include manual fashion illustration, fashion product design, digital fashion illustration, fabric design, pattern design, etc. These illustrations has appeared in numerous publications, commercials, newspapers, fashion magazines, advertising layouts, department store ads, direct mail catalogs, television commercials, films, brochures, flyers and many other media. In addition, our illustrations are also helpful to publish new products through fashion media and fashion communities .

Don't forget about our Free People Fashion Illustration Contest! Send us your Free People inspired fashion illustration for a chance to win a totally awesome surprise box with all kinds of goodies and trinkets, including a signed print by celebrated illustrator Kris Chau! For more details about entering, click here!
You can see a much bigger version here.This intricate cross stitch was created by RubyKhan, who got her inspiration from Craig Robinson's Minipop drawings on Flip Flop Flyin'.Go here for a little guide telling who each person is on the sampler - I found Hugh Hefner and the Royal Tenenbaums on my own, but I needed a little help on some others! She also has a ton more awesome pictures!

ew Dutch fashion illustration and photographyCédric Morisset + Hélène Convert, May 14, 2007
Denise van Leeuwen, Kiss_Holland Publicité -->Underpinned by a traditional pictorial culture that balances sentiment and sobriety, visual arts in the Netherlands have long been the fulcrum of creative and artistic practices. Over the past decade, a new generation of fashion photographers and illustrators has emerged who seek to reappropriate traditional codes, adding a new twist. The fashion industry is an ideal medium for this visual critique that blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction. Located far from the international fashion capitals, Dutch designers have been free to develop a unique vision and distance. This photographic journey introduces seven fashion illustrators and three fashion photographers: Peter Jeroense Piet Paris, Denise van Leeuwen, Yke schotten, I'm Jac, Fleur van Maarschalkerwaart Ferdinand, Wendelien Daan, Vivianne Sassen and Bianca Pilet.

I just discovered a great fashion illustrator on the internet named David Downtown. (I wonder if that's his real name?) Anyway, I was looking at his sketches for ideas about how to add more personal style to my own drawings. Here are some drawings from David Downtown that I retrieved from the internet.

Fashion Illustration
Fashion Illustration is the communication of fashion that originates with drawing and painting. It is usually commissioned for reproduction in fashion magazines as one part of an editorial feature or for the purpose of advertising and promoting fashion makers, fashion boutiques and department stores.
Fashion Illustration has been around for nearly 500 years. Ever since clothes have been in existence and there was a need to translate an idea or image into a garment there has been a need for fashion illustration. Not only do fashion illustrations show a representation or design of a garment but also served as a form of art. Fashion illustration shows the presence of hand and is said to be a visual luxury" (Drake, 9).0

Fashion arts and fashion illustration by Irina V. Ivanova
Fashion illustration as an art form
Fine art inspired by fashion.
Fashion-themed figurative art.
Stylized fashion illustrations.
This website is an online art show, a follow up on a solo art show titled "Fashion Accent". All artwork by Irina V. Ivanova presented on is available for limited edition
prints on demand and for fine art licensing. Please visit this site again for updates or simply sign up for our fashion arts mailing list for information about new artwork by Irina V. Ivanova


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