Fashion Illustration Now

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The pages of magazines like Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Wallpaper are brimming with the exciting evocations of designs and trends created by a talented array of new artists. As seen in the advertising campaigns of designers such as Anna Sui. Marc Jacobs, and Yohji Yamamoto, fashion illustration has become the vehicle that defines the contemporary. This up-to-the-minute presentation showcases the work of nearly thirty of the top international illustrators from sixteen countries, among them Jeffrey Fulvimari, ...
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Overview

The pages of magazines like Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Wallpaper are brimming with the exciting evocations of designs and trends created by a talented array of new artists. As seen in the advertising campaigns of designers such as Anna Sui. Marc Jacobs, and Yohji Yamamoto, fashion illustration has become the vehicle that defines the contemporary. This up-to-the-minute presentation showcases the work of nearly thirty of the top international illustrators from sixteen countries, among them Jeffrey Fulvimari, Hiroshi Tanabe, Carlotta, and Tobie Giddio. Fashion historian Laird Borrelli groups the distinctive and diverse illustration styles into three main categories. First, the Sensualists work in a fluid, fine-arts tradition in ink or acrylic, reveling in brushstrokes, layered color, textured papers, and paint. Next, the Gamines and Sophisticates focus on character, rendering girls with big eyes a la Twiggy who exude urban sophistication, elegance, and composure. Lastly, the work of the Technocrats -- designers who work on the computer at the vanguard of fashion illustration -- is featured here for the first time in any survey.

Included are illustrations specially commissioned for Fashion Illustration Now, as well as work drawn from artists' collections and from the world's leading fashion and style magazines. The book concludes with biographical and contact information, plus a self-portrait, for each artist. As well as being instantly accessible to followers of fashion and design everywhere, this dazzling book is an invaluable inspiration for illustrators of all kinds and an essential source of reference for students. It will be indispensable to anyone who is interested in what is most vital in fashion now.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810991231
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Fashion illustration is hot. More and more, the most arresting visual images seen today are not photographed, they are stylishly drawn. This smart, sophisticated, trendsetting book showcases the work of 29 of the world's top fashion illustrators-an international galaxy of talent whose evocative illustrations often seem to define what is hip and contemporary.The artists, who include Ruben Alterio, Mats Gustafson, Jean-Philippe Delhomme, and Jeffrey Fulvimari (the illustrator of Madonna's The English Roses), are divided stylistically into three groups: Sensualists (who work in the fine arts tradition with paint, ink, woodblocks, and stencils, and who concentrate as much on the process of illustration as the subject); Gamines & Sophisticates (whose work is figurative and who use caricature and cartooning to create characters and comment on behavior); and Technocrats (those wizards of computer-generated art who are exploring the limits of illustration's newest frontier). Together, these illustrators are revitalizing the marriage of art and fashion in the new millennium.
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