The new collection by Temperley London was most definitely channeling the Queen of Spades. I started my History of Illustration class this weekend, and couldn't help but see the connection between this collection and some of Maxfield Parrish's old illustrations of hypnotically graphic, bold, playful patterns.
jason wu's spring/summer '10 collection as lynn yaeger has indicated in nymag, this collection's not for our first lady, mrs. obama, anymore...it might be more suited for carla bruni or the next russian empress, but I just love it.
This was a fun surprise (more to add to my thesis menu of great fashion illustrator/fashion photographer collaborations). Esra Røise, Norwegian illustrator, did a nice spread with fashion photographer Henry Hargreaves, for the September '09 issue of Nylon magazine.
In it, Dani Stahl, Nylon stylist, juxtaposes the perfect fall items to some of Nylon's favorite small screen shows. This one features the Gossip Girl starlettes (Blair & Serena).
I used the same figure shot for the small series of illustrations, where there's smoke, that I did last year (below).
Low and behold it is September, which kinda sucks, BUT!!! everything that was hibernating during this rainy, somber summer we had is popping, jumping, and born again in Fall. I just started Grad school at F.I.T. for Illustration, and have to start working on my thesis. Naturally, I am thinking of the role of illustration in contemporary fashion and fashion media.
Wallpaper's September issue was a testament to my future efforts with an awesome collaborative spread, Paper Doll, between collage artist Patrick Waugh, stylist Arabella Mills, and fashion photographer Arnaud Pyvka (above). Then a beautiful discovery of the collaborations between illustrator, set, and prop designer, Gary Card, stylist Nicola Formichetti, and fashion house Comme des Garcons.