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.
Author: Tony Glenville
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Fashion illustration is and always has been about far more than pretty drawings of pretty dresses. This lavish celebration of today's leading artists in the field showcases the timeless craft and amazing diversity that characterize the genre. From David Downton to Cecilia Carlstedt and from Jason Brooks to Jordi Labanda, 28 masters of fashion illustration from across the world are featured, one by one, in a grand tour of the best work currently produced. While some illustrators create daringly bold graphics, others prefer delicate watercolours and ink drawings. Throughout the volume, both hi-tech multimedia effects and traditional drawing skills are given pride of place, with many of the artists using a mixture of techniques. Lively commentary accompanies the images, while interviews with each illustrator provide further insight into their influences and methods.
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.
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: Anna Kiper
Publisher: David & Charles
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Learn to illustrate fashion from a designer's perspective. Achieve movement and attitude in figure drawing by following a few simple steps. Develop striking and energetic page compositions. Explore effortless ways to illustrate print, textures, and embellishments. Discover an exciting variety of media and techniques to enrich your individual drawing style.
Author: Walter T. Foster
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2013-02-04
Comprehensive, user-friendly guide combines four vintage instructional manuals by a famous teacher. Step-by-step drawings with helpful comments explain principles of figure and fashion drawing. Techniques include pencil, pen, wash, and opaque.
A comprehensive reference with techniques for drawing fashions. This book describes techniques for illustrating fashion details (referred to as flat or technical drawings). The details cover jackets, overcoats, trousers, skirts, shirts, blouses, dresses, knitted styles, accessories, foot wear, hats, bags, and sport shoes, with special attention to how clothing hangs, moves, and folds when being worn. Each chapter starts with an introduction, followed by images and explanatory captions for each illustration or series of illustrations. With a focus on shape and form, the book illustrates drawing with fine marker and hard pencil.
Author: Jennifer Lilya
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
Release Date: 2014-12-02
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.
From the suburbs to the subway, Sketch and Go: 5 Minute Fashion Illustration shows you how to capture fashion anywhere and everywhere. Fashion is fast and furious, and fashion illustrators need to work the same way to keep up with the latest trends. Part technique, part sketchbook, Sketch and Go: 5 Minute Fashion Illustration is ideal for beginners looking to learn tips and tricks for sketching fashion illustrations, both quickly and on the go. First, you'll learn basic fashion illustration skills and practical techniques for inspired "live fashion sketching". Once you've conquered the basics, you can sketch your own collection on the 500 pre-printed model templates. Featuring a variety of different poses, these templates allow you to get down to business and sketch your designs right away, without worrying about drawing models. The sketchpad pages are specially designed so that they can be photocopied without the templates, leaving just the fashion sketch! In need of inspiration? Don't worry! You'll also find an inspirational gallery of four-color illustrations from fashion designer and illustrator, Emily Brickel Edelson. So what are you waiting for? Get sketching!