The Gilded Dinosaur Skeleton Installation @ Louis Vuitton, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 19, 2013
We actually like a bit of the irony in this window display. We always think that fashion house store window displays has the capacity for really great art installations, and Louis Vuitton is always at the high point of that experimentation. Taking inspiration from the Natural History Museum in Paris' Les Jardins des Plantes, the 5th Avenue storefront is now adorned with gold dinosaur skeletons, mixed with the early Fall 2013 look.

Laura Laine's Unearthly Beauty

Illustration // Monday, June 17, 2013
Laura Laine is a fashion illustrator based in Helsinki, Finland. Since completing her studies in fashion design she has been working full-time as a freelance illustrator and teaching fashion illustration. Her delicately drafted, haute couture-inspired pencil drawings walk a fine line between the elegance of high fashion and the defiant attitude of gothic fantasy, echoing the lean and lanky figures of Aubrey Beardsley. Laine's recent clients include Vogue Japan, Sephora, and H&M, and she has also exhibited work in London, NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Impeccable Style by Danny Roberts

Illustration // Monday, June 17, 2013
Fashion illustrator Danny Roberts has always had an affinity for creative projects and arts & crafts, but it wasn't until just a few years ago that he decided to begin seriously practicing his art, drawing some 15 hours straight a day every day until his hands were swollen shut. Roberts' relentless cultivation of raw, natural talent has resulted in an accomplished and superb portfolio of work, as well as an impressive client list that includes Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers, Forever21, Lancome, and Sundance Channel's Full Frontal Fashion.

Deanne Cheuk, April 2010

Vault // Monday, June 17, 2013
The staff was going back through some of our more design, fashion heavy features from the past few years, and we remembered how much we love the works of NYC-based art director and illustrator, Deanne Cheuk. Originally from Perth, Australia, Cheuk has done work for American Express, Dell, Lane Crawford, Levi's, Microsoft, Nickelodeon, Nokia, Nike, Converse, Olay, Sprint, Swatch, Target, MTV, Gap, Real Simple, The Guardian, T Magazine and The New York Times Magazine... and Conan. Here is our interview with the artist from April, 2010.

Tanya Ling's Casual Touch

Illustration // Monday, June 17, 2013
Internationally recognized designer and illustrator Tanya Ling was born in Calcutta in 1966, spending her childhood in America, Africa, and England, where she now lives and works. Ling studied Fashion Design and Textiles at St. Martins School of Art, and after graduating in 1989 she moved to Paris to work as a designer for Christian Lacroix. Her fashion illustrations have been exhibited across the globe as well as featured in a variety of newspapers and publications, and in 2011 over 50 of her drawings were acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The Passion of Pippa McManus

Illustration // Monday, June 17, 2013
Pippa McManus is a fashion illustrator based in Perth, Australian, who has caught the eye of many prestigious figures and respected brands in the fashion industry, including Mary Katrantzou, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Wildfox, and Steve Madden. With her father as an engraver and her mother as an artist, art and drawing have always been a part of McManus' life. However, it wasn't until she bought her first copy of Paris Vogue at age 14 that she found her true calling: fashion design and illustration.

Bjork's "Atmospheric Reentry" Headpiece by Maiko Takeda

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 14, 2013
The person singing underneath that crazy, incredible looking headpiece is Bjork. Surprised? Probably not, if you showed us a picture of a woman singing in a crazy outfit that would probably be our first guess too. The headpiece though, was designed by Maiko Takeda and is one of a series of similar pieces entitled Atmospheric Reentry. Maiko grew up in Tokyo and moved to London to study Jewelry Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She is currently working on her Masters in Millinery at the Royal College of Art.

Sleek Silhouettes by Kareem Iliya

Illustration // Monday, June 10, 2013
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1967, Kareem Iliya graduated from the New York Institute of Fashion Technology in 1990, beginning his fashion career by working with Giorgio Armani and freelancing as a fashion illustrator. He uses watercolor and ink on paper to create his hauntingly graceful and modestly detailed images,which have appeared in Mademoiselle, The New Yorker, Vogue, and Harper's Bazaar, as well as in books, advertising campaigns, and exhibitions. In addition to his work as an illustrator, Iliya is also a well-respected menswear designer.

Nuno Da Costa's Modern Vibe

Illustration // Monday, June 10, 2013
Nuno Da Costa is a London-based contemporary illustrator specializing in fashion and beauty. Da Costa's fresh and stylish images, primarily rendered in either color or black & white brush work, are hand drawn and painted with watercolors and gouache, then scanned and retouched in Photoshop. With his precise technique and fashion-forward vision, Da Costa has attracted a variety of prestigious clients, including Christian Dior, Vogue UK, Max Factor, and Estee Lauder. 

Whimsical Chic by Esra Røise

Illustration // Monday, June 10, 2013
Esra Røise is a Norweigan freelance illustrator based in Oslo. She began her studies at the Einar Granum School of Art and recently finished her BA in Visual Communications at the Academy of The Arts in Oslo. She is inspired by seemingly trivial everyday situations, as well as by the spontaneity, poor cropping, and unusual angles often seen in snapshot photographs. Røise's growing list of clients include Vogue China, Nylon, Wallpaper*, Levi's, Nike, and Glamour, to name a few. 

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