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.
"The Fine Art of Fashion tells us of the changes in attitudes and fashion that have occurred throughout history. Its emphasis is on fashion as portrayed in popular and exclusive magazines from the eighteenth century until the present. These magazines are a window on the world: they capture the spirit of their time and place it in the perspective of society's development. Above all, it is the illustrations that tell the story: they are testimony to the talent and creativity of the great image-makers and master-craftsmen, whose work deserves a place in the history of artistic achievement."--BOOK JACKET.
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.
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.
For anyone who loves fashion, this is a dream book: a vast collection of original sketches by 50 of the world's most celebrated fashion designers. Style maven Laird Borrelli has brought together 250 stunning sketches, designs, and concepts by a galaxy of prominent designers from every international fashion capital. Top names like Christian Lacroix and Karl Lagerfeld join hot up-and-comers such as Roksanda Ilincic and Yoshikazu Yamagata in a magnificent and unprecedented gallery of distinctive signature illustration styles, unique creative thought processes, and work in a huge variety of media. Lively text introduces each designer, and an utterly invaluable reference section in back provides contact details for each designer's label. Fashion illustration has never looked so good.
Author: Lisa Arnold
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-04-06
The fast and easy way to learn the art of fashion drawing This fun guide gives you dozens of step-by-step diagrams that walk you through the process of preparing creative illustrations that you can later develop into dynamic presentations for your design portfolio. Plus, you'll not only learn how to draw clothes and fabric, but also how to show details that make up the total look: faces and hairstyles, fashion accents, and a wide variety of textures. If you're an aspiring fashion designer, you know it's essential to be able to draw, prepare, and present a fashion drawing. Whether you have little or no prior drawing experience, Fashion Drawing For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, non-intimidating instructions for mastering the drawing skills you need to design like a pro. Learn the rules and techniques of fashion drawing Draw the fashion figure in different poses and from multiple angles Discover how to complement your drawings with accessories, clothing, and style If you're a fledgling designer looking for non-intimidating guidance on learning the ins and outs of fashion drawing, this friendly guide has you covered!
Learn how to draw posed figures for fashion illustration This comprehensive reference provides hands-on techniques for created posed figures for fashion illustration. The first section illustrates various examples of nude and semi-nude poses (male and female). Later chapters illustrate the same poses wearing sportswear, sleepwear, dresses, suits, trousers, and casual and evening wear. The poses in each chapter are organized to show a progression including seated model (crossed legs, straight legs, seated on chair, seated on the floor); standing model (frontal view, three-quarter view, side-view from the back with crossed legs and straight legs); and moving model (running, walking, dancing). Each chapter begins with an introduction which is followed by images with detailed explanatory captions. With a focus on shape and form, the content covers marker and pencil techniques for a complete range of illustrated poses.
Author: Carol A. Nunnelly
Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
Release Date: 2009
The latest in our essential Encyclopedia of Art series puts the spotlight on the catwalk to provide a practical compendium of all-media fashion design techniques. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced illustrators, this book takes readers step-by-step through precise techniques used by professionals. Learn to depict fabric textures and folds, work with color and tone to create the illusion of body forms, and transform real-life model poses into stylized figures. Containing a visual gallery of over 500 illustrations to clarify each method described, this book is an essential guide to help designers, fashion mavens, and even amateur doodlers, communicate their ideas and develop a unique graphic style.
Fashion design begins in the designer’s creative mind, and drawing is the crucial next step to communicating creative ideas to others to bring those ideas to reality. Clear, expressive drawings engage and bring together people in patternmaking, production, marketing, and all other facets of the fashion business, ensuring that everyone shares the same vision that originates with the designer. Kathryn Hagen brings decades of experience teaching design students how best to translate their ideas into drawings. She opens with basic drawing skills using both hand tools and computer techniques before moving on to applying those skills to both the human figure and the specifics of various types of clothing. Throughout the book she exposes designers to myriad techniques and styles, encouraging each individual to discover what works best for him or her. Each chapter ends with practice exercises as well as visual references to review and reinforce material learned in the chapter lessons. Videos demonstrating hands-on examples can be viewed at waveland.com/Hagen, with emphasis on distressed fabrics and novelty treatments. 84 pages of color present a wide variety of rendering techniques.
Author: Jennifer Lilya
Publisher: North Light Books
Release Date: 2014
A savvy fashion-illustration resource, using easy-to-find materials such as acrylic paint and inks, teaches readers the key concepts in anatomy, proportion and balance; how to create useful gesture drawings and paintings; and much more. Original.