fashion illustrators 03

in no particular order (03 of 05)

carl erickson (b. joliet, usa, 1891; d. 1958): working from a studio in New York’s Flatiron Building, his media included charcoal, pencil, Chinese ink, watercolor, and gouache. Around this time, he began signing his illustrations and portraits, “Eric.”


sophie griotto (b. alès, france, 1975): works with traditional tools like inks and pencils but also with the tablet graphic Wacom. Much like a fashion designer, her illustrations are created through the process of mood boards, sketches, selection of fabrics, creation of styles.


richard peter winnett (lives and works in vancouver, canada): RPW’s style is loose and free; packed with style but without all the fuss. His style changes slightly to suit the client, though he retains his identity throughout his work. For example, the Victoria Secret illustrations are sexy and provocative, whereas his acrylic Dior paintings feel more minimal; a less is more approach for that high-end couture look.


tanya ling (b. calcutta, india, 1966): her childhood was spent in America, Africa and England. She studied at St Martins School of Art and after graduating in 1989 moved to Paris to work as a designer for Dorothee Bis and then for Christian Lacroix. On her return to London she set up a contemporary art project space named Bipasha Ghosh with her husband William Ling. In 1996 the couple presented an exhibition of Ling’s own drawings, titled Bipasha Ghosh Lives that led to her first commission as a fashion illustrator for British Vogue. Since then Ling has contributed to leading fashion titles throughout the world and made work for clients including Louis Vuitton, Selfridges and Frieze Art Fair.


yuki minami (b. 1979. lives and works in nagoya, japan): drawn purely with watercolor.

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