The 101 Project 002/101 – Fashion Illustration

So, the second board of 101 pins is complete over at The 101 Project!

Fashion Illustration is an art form I’ve always been interested in, partly because I’m not very good at drawing people but also as the illustrations are often full of life and emotion.

Fashion Illustration has been around for nearly 500 years. Ever since clothes have been in existence, and there has been a need to translate an idea or image into a fashion illustration. Not only do fashion illustrations show a representation or design of a garment but they also serve as a form of art. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fashion_illustration)

However, since the 1930s there has been a severe reduction in the number of fashion illustrators as magazines have replaced much of their work with photography. For me, this just increases the excitement about finding high quality and engaging fashion illustrations which are more obviously filtered through an individual vision than photos. It’s sad that these wonderful illustrations are now a poor relative to photography and I hope this board shows what wonderful work is still being produced.

fashion illustration

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