fashion illustrators 04

in no particular order (04 of 05)

kenneth paul block (b. new york, usa, 1924; d. 2009): for nearly forty years, Block was an in-house artist for Fairchild Publications, owner of Women’s Wear Daily, the garment industry trade paper, and its offshoot, W magazine. Block’s incisive yet graceful brushstrokes captured the most important styles of the post-war era, including collections by Norman Norell, Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin, Coco Chanel, James Galanos, Givenchy, Pauline Trigere, Bill Blass, Halston, and Geoffrey Beene.

 

niki pilkington (welsh illustrator based in new york): since 2011 Pilkington is sponsored by Derwent pencils, allowing her to develop a unique drawing style through the use of their products.

 

mats gustafson (b. sweden, 1951. lives and works in new york):began his career as an illustrator in the late 1970s, a time when editorial illustration was eclipsed by photography, and watercolor as a conceptual medium had barely been explored. He first applied his graphic sensibility to the art of stage design. This experience translated into illustration when he began publishing his work in eminent international fashion publications. The elegant and subtly expressive character of Gustafson’s watercolor, pastel and cut-out paperworks expanded the possibilities of fashion illustration and nearly single-handedly reinvigorated the genre. The elegant and subtly expressive character of Gustafson’s watercolor, pastel and cut-out paperworks expanded the possibilities of fashion illustration and nearly single-handedly reinvigorated the genre.

 

vincent bakkum (born in holland, lives in finland): self-taught painter, bakkum capture the female form with elegance evocative of art nouveau and David Bailey’s chic fashion photographs from the ‘60s.

danny roberts (b. newport beach, usa, 1985): danny, besides being a fashion illustrator, is also one half of the brother creative team, Igor + Andre.

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