The Fine Art of Fashion Illustration is a visual celebration of fashion image making and illustration from the Renaissance to the end of the Art Deco period, when studio photography became predominant in the promotion of new fashionable styles. It shows fashion illustration as an art form of allure and beauty, as captured by talented image-makers and printed in publications spanning centuries. Featuring over 350 illustrations, it is a beautiful and comprehensive document of the talent and artistry that went into the design and making of European fashion images from the second half of the sixteenth century to the first half of the twentieth century.
This captivating retrospective explores the social context of fashion with informative text and over 70 striking images. Profiles include flappers, glamour girls, flower children, and the modern obsession with celebrity styles.
The Art of Fashion Illustration is the ultimate guide to fashion sketching. Inside, you'll find more than 150 beautiful illustrations from the international community's masters of illustration and rising stars. Peek behind the cloth and enjoy interviews with the illustrators, commentary from influencers in the industry and a discussion of illustration techniques. Expert stylist and fashion writer, Somer Flaherty Tejwani, provides your with an inside scoop on over 30 illustrators. Along with interviews with the illustrators and fashion influencers, you'll find addictional fashion illustration techniques - how artists infuse movement and attitude in their drawings, watercolor versus pencil, insider information, fashion silhouettes and more. Create your own illustrations by using convenient tear sheets that are included in the back of the book. Fashionistas and aspiring designers will love the inspirations found in this book! You'll be creating stylish and contemporary looks in no time!
A comprehensive, visual survey of fashion drawing in the twentieth century offers four hundred images illustrating the development of fashion as seen through the works of the greatest illustrators of the period.
Author: Laird Borrelli
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Release Date: 2004-03-02
Showcasing the work of twenty-nine of the world's top fashion illustators, this vivid collection of visual images captures the world of fashion illustration in the works of Ruben Alterio, Mats Gustafson, Jean-Philippe Delhomme, and Maurice Vellekoop, among others. Originally published as Stylishly Drawn. Reprint.
This is an informative, visually led overview of fashion drawing, presentation and illustration. It teaches students how to draw the fashion figure as well as featuring the work of established illustrators - both past and present - encouraging readers not only to observe but also to develop their confidence and skills as an illustrator. Illustrated with case studies, examples, practical exercises and tips, the book covers all aspects of fashion illustration, including: step-by-step exploration of different media (collage, drawing, computer-imaging and embroidery); understanding the figure; and how to experiment with different illustrative styles. Influential fashion illustrators and other industry professionals are profiled and interviewed to provide an insight into life after graduation. There is guidance on portfolio presentation and interview procedures, and careers for the fashion illustrator are outlined in a series of discussions with industry specialists.
»Lass deiner Fantasie freien Lauf«, rät die Autorin in ihrem Vorwort und gibt allen begeisterten Modeillustratoren 500 Templates an die Hand, die darauf warten, vervollständigt zu werden. Zuvor vermittelt sie noch alles Wesentliche, um eigene Ideen mit flottem Strich aufs Papier zu bringen von der Einrichtung des Arbeitsplatzes über das figürliche Zeichnen, dem Illustrieren einzelner Körperteile und verschiedener Kleidungsstücke bis hin zum Skizzieren unterschiedlicher Posen. Die Figuren sind in verschiedenen Körperhaltungen mit spezieller Farbe vorgedruckt, die bei anschließendem Kopieren verschwindet zu sehen ist schließlich nur noch der eigene Modeentwurf.
This stunning survey reveals the genre of fashion drawing to be an art form in its own right. Drawing Fashion celebrates renowned art dealer Jo'lle Chariau's unique collection of some of the most remarkable fashion illustrations from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These original works define the fine art of illustrating fashion, from Poiret, Chanel, Balenciaga, and Dior to Comme des Garçons, McQueen, and Viktor & Rolf. This catalogue, which accompanies the exhibition at the Design Museum in London, showcases fashion illustrators at their creative heights: Lepape at the beginning of the century, Bérard in the 1930s and Forties, Cecil Beaton in the Fifties, Antonio from the Sixties to the Eighties, and current artists Mats Gustafson, François Berthoud, and Aurore de La Morinerie. In their engaging and highly informative essays, Germany Times Magazine journalist Holly Brubach and London Sunday Times chief fashion writer Colin McDowell reveal how the art of drawing fashion continues to reflect not only the spirit and style of the decades, but also the wider social and cultural changes of the past century.
Complexity made easy! Illustrate Haute Couture style dress or bridal gown without unnecessary stress and mistakes. This is a book for everyone who designs, illustrates or works with "haute couture style" fashion. If you need to illustrate wedding dresses, evening gowns, one of a kind outfits loosely covered by a term "haute couture," this book is for you. With the Haute Couture Fashion Illustration Resource Book, you will ¿ be more productive. This is a book for busy professionals who value their time and effort. The book includes figure drawing templates, so you do not have to draw your fashion illustration from scratch! Select a croquis from the book and sketch over it. ¿ jump start your project! This book breaks through creative blocks by offering ideas of dress silhouettes and inspiring step by step drawing demos. ¿ be focused on the practical aspects of fashion design.Do you design for a bridal dress shop? Are you an evening gown designer? Are you creating an elegant haute couture style outfit? Use the Haute Couture Fashion Illustration Resource Book to save time and effort for professional grade results. This book will be equally useful to advanced designers and novices in fashion illustration alike.
Author: Dana Thomas
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
More than two decades ago, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen arrived on the fashions scene when the business was in an artistic and economic rut. Both wanted to revolutionize fashion in a way no one had in decades. They shook the establishment out of its bourgeois, minimalist stupor with daring, sexy designs. They turned out landmark collections in mesmerizing, theatrical shows that retailers and critics still gush about and designers continue to reference. Their approach to fashion was wildly different—Galliano began as an illustrator, McQueen as a Savile Row tailor. Galliano led the way with his sensual bias-cut gowns and his voluptuous hourglass tailoring, which he presented in romantic storybook-like settings. McQueen, though nearly ten years younger than Galliano, was a brilliant technician and a visionary artist who brought a new reality to fashion, as well as an otherworldly beauty. For his first official collection at the tender age of twenty-three, McQueen did what few in fashion ever achieve: he invented a new silhouette, the Bumster. They had similar backgrounds: sensitive, shy gay men raised in tough London neighborhoods, their love of fashion nurtured by their doting mothers. Both struggled to get their businesses off the ground, despite early critical success. But by 1997, each had landed a job as creative director for couture houses owned by French tycoon Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH. Galliano’s and McQueen’s work for Dior and Givenchy and beyond not only influenced fashion; their distinct styles were also reflected across the media landscape. With their help, luxury fashion evolved from a clutch of small, family-owned businesses into a $280 billion-a-year global corporate industry. Executives pushed the designers to meet increasingly rapid deadlines. For both Galliano and McQueen, the pace was unsustainable. In 2010, McQueen took his own life three weeks before his womens' wear show. The same week that Galliano was fired, Forbes named Arnault the fourth richest man in the world. Two months later, Kate Middleton wore a McQueen wedding gown, instantly making the house the world’s most famous fashion brand, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened a wildly successful McQueen retrospective, cosponsored by the corporate owners of the McQueen brand. The corporations had won and the artists had lost. In her groundbreaking work Gods and Kings, acclaimed journalist Dana Thomas tells the true story of McQueen and Galliano. In so doing, she reveals the revolution in high fashion in the last two decades—and the price it demanded of the very ones who saved it.
Author: Harold Koda
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Costume design
This volume explores Poiret's radical modernity. Essays by renowned scholars describe the historical context of his work; its relation to the dominant artistic discourses of the early 20th century; his muse, Denise Poiret, and her influence on his work; and his role in the paradigmatic shift to a new ideal of feminine beauty.
Essential Fashion Illustration: Digital is a complete, in-depth tutorial that guides readers step-by-step through the digital techniques typically employed in fashion design and illustration. Through dozens of practical exercises, readers improve their skills using tools such as graphics tablets, scanners, cameras, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, vectorizing, adding color, and applying textures, transparencies, collages, and patterns. Each of the exercises also includes definitions for the technical terms used as well as handy tips from leading fashion designers. Essential Digital Fashion Illustration is an essential guide for amateurs or beginners who want to make a start in the world of fashion illustration and design, as well as for professionals already established in the sector who want to improve and polish their techniques.