30 Fashion Illustrators You Can’t Miss Part 3
Aug 15, 2011
(Updated: 11th March 2013) Our blog was revamped and please check out Fashionary Hand for more fashion illustrations and sketches.
1) Paperfashion, based in Boston, US
Kathryn Elyse Rodgers is currently working as an apparel designer for Reebok in Boston. She is a passionate, creative thinker and excited about her future and present. I love her way in expression the details of outfits so much, it’s interesting and full of texture!
2) George Stavrinos, based in NY, US (1948–1990)
George Stavrinos was an amazing artist who sketched those fabulous Bergdorf’s ads in the New York Times. I found the realism of his fashion figures refreshing. Sadly, the great Stavrinos passed away in 1990 at the young age of 42 due to complications from pneumonia.
3) Caroline Andrieu, based in Paris, France
As an art director in Vogue.fr for 5 years, Caroline has naturaly been influenced by her work and universe. She is fascinated by drawing and realistic outlines, has contributed to magazine such as Vogue, The Hub, So Chic, worked with young brands as Gat Rimon or Pop Cph, and regularly contributes to Diesel Fragrance Factory website.
4) Anna Kiper, based in NY, US
Anna Kiper is a leading New York City based fashion designer and professor at the USA’s two most prestigious fashion colleges, the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Parsons School of Design. Her work has been widely published in books and magazines, and her illustrations have been exhibited at highly respected venues in US. Recently, her new illustration book “Fashion Illustration – Inspiration and Technique” has been published.
5) Autumn whitehurst, based in NY, US
Autumn Whitehurst grew up in New Orleans and now resides in Brooklyn NY as a full time illustrator. She’s done advertising, editorial work, and CD covers for a list of clients which include Ecko Red, American Eagle Outfitters, Penguin Books, British and American Elle, Nylon Magazine, DDB, and Crush Design amongst others.
6) Connie Lim, based in London, UK
Connie Lim’s dark and mysterious works have totally captured my eyes. Her Illustrations are absolutely beautiful and she believe dark, mysterious and somewhat sexual are the qualities she can use to describe women., presented above are the dopest set of cards in the world.
7) Audrey Kawasaki, based in Los Angeles, US
Audrey Kawasaki is good at painting with oils and graphite directly on wood panels, bringing unexpected warmth to her compositions. Without exception, Audrey’s characters seem melancholic, captive in their own sensuous, dreamy universe, yet accessible and ready to be unraveled.
8) Erin petson, based in London,UK
An Artist and Illustrator, Erin works at the cutting edge of traditional and mixed media. Her love of drawing, mark making and montage create powerful and provocative images.Her subjects have a mystical energy that is ethereal and edgy.
9) Sylvia Ji, based in Los Angeles, US
With an artistic family, Sylvia Ji have been influenced by both her mother and father’s paintings and sketches. Focusing especially on feminine figures, Sylvia explores beauty, sensuality, social notions in provocative captivating artworks. Some of her heroines are symbolic reflections of her, others are fictional figures, juxtaposed with mystical landscapes, all bursting into passion and decay.
10) Spiros Halaris, based in London, UK
Spiros is a graphic design graduate from Middlesex University. He works with various techniques using collages, hand drawn as well as digital elements. Most of his images embrace emotions, human elements and fashion. He has worked for various fashion publications including Company, Swide by D&G and The Hub, and has featured in a number of illustration books.
11) Amelie Hegardt, based in Stockholm, Sweden
Bleeding ink and splashes of water definitely a trademark of Amelie Hegardt’s illustratior. She is based in Stockholm and her work is amazing. She sketches for mags such as Elle, Maxi, Madame, Plaza and Glamour. At this point we should probably also mention her advertising for Mac Cosmetics and Umberto Giannini.
12) Lovisa Burfitt, based in Paris, France
Fashion designer and illustrator Lovisa Burfitt lives and works in Paris since 2002. She made some great window art for H&M and worked for other clients as Bloomingdale’s, Kenzo, Absolut Vodka, Le Ciel Bleu in Tokyo and magazines as Vogue, ELLE, Sunday Times, THE/END, Fashion Tale, Milk and Costume. Beside the illustrations she also designs for her own clothing label Burfitt in Paris 2003 where her illustrations are a big part of the concept. It’s artful!
13) Martine Johanna, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Martine Johanna’s works are a combination of multiple feelings, sensations, and personal experiences. She finds inspiration in the vastest of cultural, historical and mythological backgrounds she never ceases to explore.
14) Miyuki Ohashi, based in Tokyo, Japan
Miyuki Ohashi is a Japanese illustrator, depicting glamorous women is simple strokes. Her style is unique and her artwork is truly amazing.
15) Julie Verhoeven, based in London, UK
I’m enchanted with artist Julie Verhoeven alluring and provocative illustrations. The London based fashion designer and illustrator has created work for big brands including Louis Vuitton, Versace and H&M. Beginning her career assisting John Galliano, she became a designer in her own right with her label Gibo by Julie Verhoeven.
16) Cassandra Rhodin, based in Stockholm, Sweden
Cassandra Rhodin is a Swedish fashion illustrator that loves to draw bold, chic, sensual women inspired by the iconic style of the roaring 20s and by silent movie sirens: thin, elongated beauties with smoky smoldering eyes, pouty lips and Parisian flair.
17) Patrick Nagel,Los Angeles, US (1945-1984)
Nagel illustration is simple and streamlined, but Nagel’s woman is complicated – which is the key to her subliminal appeal. She wants attention, sometimes flauntingly, but remains distant. She appears intelligent, self-possessed, but removed. Nagel often said that he didn’t really want to know these women too well. He imagined them as creatures of the night who drank and smoked too much.
18) Carl Erickson, based in NY, US (1891 – 1958)
Leading fashion and advertising artist, especially well known for this work for Vogue and cosmetics. Erickson, indeed, is a hard-working man, a very serious artist who is usually practicing when not actually performing. For every piece of work reproduced in the magazines he has made dozens of studies. In spare moments he is usually busy drawing or painting from the model – he never draws without a model – and his sketchbook goes with him to the restaurant and the theatre.
19) Kelly Smith, based in Tasmania, Australia
Kelly Smith is a freelance Illustrator and she graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Tasmanian School of Art & has since gone on to pursue a career in both portrait & fashion illustration.
20) Anna Higgie, based in Barcelona, Spain
Anna Higgie mix contemporary art with vintage influences, notable technical skills. The grace, youth and style, bold graphic abstraction and honest curves on edges of eyes, shoulders and faces celebrate the human form.
21) Catalina Estrada, based in Barcelona, Spain
Born and raised in Colombia, and living in Barcelona since 1999, Catalina brings all the colors and power of Latin-American folklore and refines it with a subtle touch of European sophistication. Some of her clients include: Paul Smith, Coca-Cola, Sony Music, Camper, Nike, Levis, Smart/Mercedes Benz, Unicef, Motorola, Chronicle Books, Zara Home, among many others.
22) Coco pit, based in London, UK
Coco finds inspiration in a wide variety of places. Living between Paris and London she feels at ease with the visual landscapes of both cities – as art and fashion capitals, they are a byword for innovation, creativity and metropolitan edge. She likes to mix several techniques but aims for restraint and minimalism in the finished work as she likes the results achieved from combining these two approaches.
23) Maren Esdar, based in Hamburg, Germany
German illustrator Maren Esdar was educated both as a stylist and illustrator in Hamburg and London.Her original, surreal and stylish mixed media collages, composed both by hand and computer are her iconic work. She has been published in Vogue, W, NY Times, Esquire and Surface amongst others.
24) Jennifer Busking, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jennifer Busking is a talented, young fashion illustrator from Netherlands who studied fashion design. Her characters are Mysterious and share a strong connection with wildlife, impeccably drawn with thin pens and pencils finished by delicate watercolor strokes on paper.
25) Vita Yang, based in Taiwan
Vita Yang holds a BA degree in National Taiwan University of Arts in Visual Communication Design. Her illustration works can be seen in Vogue Taiwan, The Big Issue Taiwan, Elle Taiwan. Also she has collaborated with NIGO’s HUMAN MADE, illustrated for the 2011 SS collection on the official website. Series work: “This is why I miss London so much.” was awarded of NIGO Prize and also chosen work of American Illustration 30.
26) James Hamilton Butler, based in Manchester, UK
English artist James Hamilton is already adept in a variety of creative media from costume, embroidery and fashion design, as well as a number of print-based illustration commissions from both corporate clients and individual illustration commissioners including Swarovski.
27) Fleur van maarschalkerwaart, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands
The loose way of Fleur van maarschalkerwaart’s illustrations’ techniques is cool and it’s creative that some of the drawings are using thread as the media. It’s artistic. Her works had been exhibited in Amsterdam, Paris and New York.
28) Marguerite sauvage, based in Paris, France
Marguerite Sauvage has worked since 2001 as an illustrator, art director and animator creating chic modern illustrations that capture the lifestyle of today’s trendsetters. With illustration that is stylish yet accessible, she has been in demand with prominent advertising and corporate clients including PlayStation, Apple, Marshall Fields, Motorola or Orange.
29) Katy Smail, based in NY, US
KT Smail is a Scottish illustrator who graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a First class degree in Illustration. She now lives in New York where she continues to draw tragic girls with broken hearts, faraway lovers and dusty dresses….
30) Paul Iribe, based in France (1883-1935)
His works in the pochoir technique greatly appealed to the couturier because their simple lines and broad, flat, abstract expanses of bright color perfectly captured the simple Empire-style dresses he was then known for. “Les Robes de Paul Poiret”, the resulting publication, was highly influential, and brought Iribe great fame, as well as numerous additional requests from other designers, including Coco Chanel, Jeanne Lanvin, Jeanne Paquin, the Callot Soeurs and Jacques Doucet, for whom he was asked to redecorate his apartment in the newly fashionable Art Deco style.
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