fashion illustrators 02

in no particular order (02 of 05)

rené gruau (b. rimini, italy, 1909; d. 2004): his world-famous fashion illustrations epitomise the glamour and sophistication of Fifties couture –  gracing the era’s most iconic magazines and advertisements, from Vogue to Balenciaga, Balmain and Lanvin; as well as being a key figure in Christian Dior’s marketing team.


cédric rivrain (b. paris, france, 1977)


adam lowe (b. london, uk): under-worked and sometime unfinished, but each line is poignant and empathetic to his the subject. his illustration plays with and within the rarefied space that is fashions stylistic trump card, working the push/pull friction of surface and depth, control and impulse, line and shape.


sarah hankinson (b. melbourne, australia): captures the pulse of modern style with her classic illustrations, which pair soft splashes of colours and meticulous line work to portray control and impulse, form and silhouette. Her work balances light and dark to create illustrations drawn with a harmonious combination of traditional and mixed media techniques.


cecilia carlstedt (b. stockholm, sweden, 1977): integrates her drawing with various mediums for a rich and unpredictable expression, finding inspiration fashion and art.



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