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30 Fashion Illustrators You Can’t Miss Part 1

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(Updated: 11th March 2013) Our blog was revamped and please check out Fashionary Hand for more fashion illustrations and sketches.

The fashion illustration is an unique art. You need to strike a balance between the whole drawing and the details of the garment. This is why it is very hard to master. Below, we have 30 illustrators you can drawn inspiration from. — PART 2 (updated 23 Mar)

1) Antonio lopez, 1943-1987, New York, USA

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Antonio Lopez is the Picasso of fashion illustration. He captured the pulse of style from the 60s to the 80s, and is still revered as the most inspiring illustrator by today’s practitioners. He worked with a variety of materials including pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, watercolor and polaroid film. His work appeared frequently in Vogue, Harper’s bazzar, Elle.

2) David downtown, British

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David downtown illustrations are interesting, one side its kinda trash and the other side its more sweet with nice curves! He also have a bunch of really cool celebrity portrait.

3) ISAO Yajima, Japanese

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ISAO Yajima is the most famous Japanese fashion illustrator in the past decades.

4) Tony Viramonte, 1960~1988, Los Angeles, USA

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He worked for magazines and fashion houses in Italy, France and Japan. He listed among his influences Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, Degas, Matisse, Egon Schiele, Picasso, Fellini and Tom of Finland.

5) Stephen Stipelman

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6) Joe Eula, 1925 – 2004, Norwalk, Conn.

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Joe Eula, an illustrator who caught the riotous curves of fashion from Dior’s New Look in the 1940′s until the end of Saint Laurent’s reign.

7) Roger Duncan, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA

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There was a shape and feeling in Duncan’s dynamic brushstrokes and glowing gouache colours, which, coupled with his ability to capture a likeness in just a few lines, were much appreciated by American Vogue. They regularly commissioned from him both fashion drawings and portraits of elegantly dressed socialites.

8) Laura Laine, Finnish

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Laura Laine style did what she feel like at the moment. Her work is so hauntingly beautiful and precise, especially gorgeous hair flow to life, flounce and fancy looks best when its swirly and swiveled, drawn in pencil by the most talented hand.

9) Cedric Rivrain, French

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Cedric does a lot of fashion illustrations and I think he might have a crush on Kate Moss. I love the very classic drawing style combined with touches of colour.

10) Audria Brumberg

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Cultivated by the creative atmosphere of her childhood, Audria Brumberg has grown to develop her own aesthetic expression and style within the art world.

11) Rene Gruau, 1909 – 2004, Italian

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Mr. Gruau, whose posters often echoed both classical Japanese drawings and Toulouse-Lautrec’s sketches of fin de siècle Paris night life, was perhaps best known for creating the marketing images for Miss Dior perfume and for Rouge Baiser lipstick. But in everything he did, he evoked the glamour and style of the world of high fashion.

12) Stina Persson, Sweden

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Stina Persson has lived, studied and worked in Tokyo, New York, Florence and Lund, Sweden, where she was born. She says her illustration style is basically about “finding the right balance between the edgy and the elegant the raw and the beautiful.” To achieve this, she uses ink, watercolor and gouache, as well as Mexican cut paper (used at ceremonies and festivals).

13) Sarah Hankinson, Melbourne

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Melbourne Illustrator Sarah Hankinson creates feminine yet striking works which play off broken lines and occasional splashes of colour.

14) Johnny Cheuk, Hong Kong

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Johnny usually blends computer graphics with watercolor, pen and ink to explore creative possibilities. His works have been published in various magazines, books, websites and exhibitions. This website showcases his works for clients and artworks for personal interest.

15) Jerry Seguin, Seattle, USA

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Jerry uses both hand and digital techniques, and uses a variety of materials including watercolors, pencil, he also has formal training in art and fashion.

16) Jacqueline Bissett, UK

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Freelancing as a fashion illustrator since leaving Epsom College in the 1980s, Jacqueline began working with many magazines along with jobs for design consultancies and forecasting companies.

17) Sarah Beetson, Toronto, Canada

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Sarah graduated in 2002 from Falmouth College of Arts, Cornwall UK, and won the Pentland Prize for Fine Art that same year. She spent the next 4 years in London working in fashion, illustration and design in-house at Yellowdoor, Pop and The Face magazines.

18) Zoe More Oferrall, NY, USA

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Zoe’s illustrations are heavily pen and ink based, whilst incorporating photography and screen-printing through much of her work.

19) Akari Inoguchi, Japanese

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Akari Inoguchi is a graphic designer and visual artist working in a diverse range of media. She contributes illustrations to fashion magazines, television commercials, product packages and labels, t-shirts, and textile designs.

20) Annabelle Verhoye, German

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Annabelle’s works seeks to create imagery on multiple dimensions that is at once true to its subject’s form, yet with an additional layer of interpretation. The resulting effect is one of elucidating both the scene’s objective nature as well as its inner essence and the mood it organically creates.

21) Petra Dufkova, UK

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Petra dufkova illustrations are sketchy, inky messy & delicate!!!

22) Gary Fernandez, Madrid, Spain

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Fernández’s intricate, retro-esque illustrations marry a liquid stroke with a rigid tension, which in turn projects an underlying seething mood and latent danger. He believes in the idea of illustration as a tool for showing the hidden beautiful side of the ordinary things.

23) Nadia Flower, New Zealand

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Combining hand-drawn and computer-based imagery, Nadia works happily across a variety of visual mediums, from fine art painting to fashion and textile, as well as pure illustration for the editorial and advertising markets.

24) Masha Karpushina, London, UK

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Although most of her drawings are black and white, Masha’s inspiration is drawn very much from the vast colours of the world around her.

25) Adam Lowe, UK

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Adam’s 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, romance and sex.

26) Cecilia Carlstedt, Swedish

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Cecilia has a tremendous style to her illustrations and has been commissioned by a solid list of clients, including New York Times, H&M, Bloomingdale, and Swarovski.

27) Monsieur Qui, French

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Monsieur Qui or in English Mister Who is French illustrator / street Artist. His fashion illustrations are beautiful, as you can see in a lot of his drawings, Mr Qui likes to incorporate his hand made typography.

28) Sophie Griotto, French

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Sophie’s focus is at the contemporary urban woman, and researches her accesories and attitude, which makes her personality a lot more original. Even though she doesn’t use much lines, Sophie compensates using lots of colours in her designs, what makes her work really stunning and vivid.

29) Peter Winnett, Canada

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He’s been commissioned by DKNY and L’Oreal, to name a few and his work oozes raw sexuality with laid back playfulness.  With a use of his pen and some watercolors, Peter creates a fantasy world of gorgeously dangerous women.

30) Tanya Ling, Calcutta

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Ling studied Fashion Design and Textiles 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.

More to be in Part 2….

For more fashion illustrations, sketches and process:

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50 Responses

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  2. ERMetro says:

    Joe Eula has been my favourite fashion illustrator since the beginning of time. His sketchy, fluid technique will always remind me of the essence of models swaying down the catwalk.

  3. Rob says:

    This is an amazing post! For inspiring illustrations indeed. I am so glad I stumbled across this article. Kudos!

  4. Penter says:

    Thanks Rob! I am glad that you like it! Thanks

  5. Hi
    what a post!!
    this is amazing. i liked all of them.
    very thanx for sharing.

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  8. Biljana says:

    Great collection of illustrators!

    I would like to invite you to visit my website featuring fashion illustrations at http://www.certified2design.com/biljana/fashion_view_1.asp

  9. Lasma says:

    great pictures, especially coloring is very nice! :)

  10. K says:

    This is awesome, thanks for the inspirational list. Makes me want to relearn how to draw, and this time stop trying to be perfect and precise- messy can be beautiful!

  11. ArtLover says:

    Ruben Toledo.

  12. Belle Kröl says:

    mee too
    bellekrolillustrations.blogspot.com

  13. Ruben always! And don’t forget Lana Frankel, a young illustrator based in New York. Her work has a sweet, whimsical quality that I love (she used to work at Vogue and has done a lot of illustrations for my site).

    http://lanafrankel.com/fashion.html

  14. Ruben always! And don’t forget Lana Frankel, a young illustrator based in New York. Her work has a sweet, whimsical quality that I love (she used to work at Vogue and has done a lot of illustrations for my site).

    http://lanafrankel.com/fashion.html

  15. And mine:) Katiesillustration.blogspot.com

    Xo

  16. Sonja says:

    Hello.I made fashion illustrations during last 10 years.I graduated fashion design.Is there a way to publish them with other illustrators here.

    Thanks in advance,
    Sonja B.

  17. Cecylia says:

    I love Laura Laine, Sarah Hankinson and Cedric Rivrain! It’s difficult to pick a favourite… thanks for sharing! Happy New year!

  18. [...] 30 fashion illustrators you cant miss.  I’m loving Akari Inoguchi from Japan and Nadia Flower from New Zealand. Stunning work. [...]

  19. What a wonderful and informative post. I always wanted to know more about fashion illustrators as I am the one too. I hope one day you will include my illustrations in this post. You can check them out in my blog at http://illustrator4fashion.wordpress.com . Thanks again for the post.

  20. blogist says:

    the exclusion of illustrators from early 20th century, at a time when photography was not even a question to showcase fashion in magazines, is appalling. Artist like George Barbier, Lepape, and many others should definitely be here.

  21. Chantal says:

    What an inspiration and precieuse source of information.
    I welcome your comment on my work,
    Please visit me at:www.ctytrend.com
    Vive la Mode !!!

  22. PaulAndre says:

    great masters…love them all!!! They gave us inspiration.

  23. lucy says:

    hello this is cool x

  24. Aautruche says:

    Great List !

    ————————-
    Aautruche – Paris
    Blog & Fashion Illustrations : aautruche.com

  25. Hello”
    i was wondering how i might get on to your web site. for i have been a fashion illustrator
    for many a years.
    i have turned my fashion art on to large canvases that seem to be appealing to the public
    I worked for most of the fashion houses in toronto starting in 1957.
    thanks frederick watson fashion artist….

  26. kungjai says:

    This is really cool site!! thankss

  27. christina says:

    where’s part 2?? i’m dying to see it

  28. r says:

    great list! i am so glad you have posted this.
    (just one thing, the laura laine link is broken/incorrect, it should be lauralaine.NET, otberwise the .com version takes you to some photography site)

  29. [...] drawing and the details of the garment. This is why it is very hard to master. If you miss our PART 1, you can take a look at here. And we would love to continue to sequent [...]

  30. Eskimoie says:

    All absolutely amazing! I’m a aspiring illustrator and these are all just so fantastic!

  31. Thank you for sharing. Designs are amazing!

  32. sigit says:

    absolutely, nice abstract… it’s nice fashionable..

  33. ChinaGirl says:

    I am so inspired by everything I see here. How do I learn to do some of these? One of my absolute favourite is Sophie Griotto’s. And Laura Laine’s details are amazing!

  34. heathen says:

    Brilliant post thanks for the inspiration

  35. I love love love laura laine, birdy & me and karolyne andrieu (only laura laine it’s here).

    You can visite my youn blog, if you want

    http://blogilustre.wordpress.com.

    thanks

  36. Mimi says:

    So beautiful, these are works of art!!

  37. Molly says:

    Wow these are such an inspiration.

  38. michael says:

    i really liked Gary Fernandez’s piece because of the way he made the texture look and the trippy atmosphere.

  39. Ginger Muntz says:

    Beautiful!

    Check out my fashion illustration blog!

    http://gingermuntz.blogspot.com/

    :)

  40. Ruska says:

    Great site!
    Please check mine if you feel like it :)
    http://www.behance.net/ruskamiljak

  41. zenitha says:

    wow..great job!! btw d most i really love love is laura laine’s illustration..but all r perfect :)

  42. andrew says:

    Fantastic choice! Have you heard about James Jean? He is not fashion illustrator directly but look at his designs for Prada! Bests!!

  43. Penter says:

    Re: Andrew, yes!! We love him, his art is stunning!

  44. razz says:

    awesome

  45. V. Rosethorn says:

    Muy bien, muy útil!!

  46. Fabulous Collection Amazing Post Loved It!

  47. [...] links vocês podem encontrar conhecer 60 ilustradores de moda, vale a pena se inspirar! Parte 1 e parte [...]

  48. Quentin says:

    Fantastic article post.Thanks Again.

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