In the world of fashion illustration, these are the ones to watch…
Fashion illustration, as an art form, was starting to look like it’d had its day. After all, with a web full of glossy Insta-images, who needs to wait 24 hours for an oil painting of Karl’s new collection?
But a new generation of seriously cool artists have brought our attention back to the game, with quirky, unique styles and witty twists. These are the ones to watch…
Gretchen Röehrs – @groehrs
Ever wondered what the Givenchy resort collection would look like if it was re-imagined in curly kale? Or fancied a whirl in a corn on the cob ballgown? You need to be following Gretchen, the fashion illustrator who totally plays with her food, in brilliant new effects that we’ve never seen before.
Angelica Hicks – @AngelicaHicks
Love a good fashion pun as much as we do? You’ll LOL at the work of cartoonish scribbler Angelica Hicks who has sketched everyone from Karl Lager-feld (in pint format) to Donut-ella Versace.
Hannah Rochell – @enbrogue
Both the writer and illustrator on blog and book series, En Brogue, Hannah watercolours-up her favourite flat shoes in beautiful detailed illustrations. We love her postcard-perfect paint-by-numbers approach.
Meric Canatan – @mericcanatan
Our love for Meric is a little biased. After all, she did illustrate the AW15 cover of Marie Claire Runway, plus collage up a storm over our 12 page trend report inside.
Unfortunate Portrait – @unfortunateportrait
LA illustrator Unfortunate Portrait has just teamed up with one of the fashion blogging world’s greatest authorities, Leandra Medine (aka Man Repeller) to illustrate her witty trend posts. For a taster of what got her the job, just check out her brilliant Instagram.