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.

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.

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. 

Anne Sofie Madsen's Couture Creations

Illustration // Monday, June 10, 2013
Born and raised in Denmark, fashion designer and illustrator Anne Sofie Madsen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design. Following her graduation, Madsen was offered the opportunity to train beneath John Galliano for Dior in Paris as well as work for acclaimed trend forecasters Peclers. She later moved to London to work for Alexander McQueen as a Junior Designer. Now based in Copenhagen, Madsen regularly exhibits her couture-inspired collections and continues to create strikingly inventive fashion illustrations. 

Hiroshi Tanabe's Modern Chic

Illustration // Monday, June 03, 2013
Born in Kanagawa, Japan, Hiroshi Tanabe graduated from Tama Art College with a degree in Graphic Design. In 1990 he studied at the Accademia Di Brella in Milan where he focused on fine art and sculpture, eventually also discovering illustration. Tanabe's distinct and vibrant images mirror the graphic line work of traditional Japanese woodcuts, and they have steadily evolved into more refined and layered drawings throughout his career. Though constantly changing, his fashion illustrations skillfully blend old-world elegance with sleek, modern style .

Men's Fashion by Richard Kilroy

Illustration // Monday, June 03, 2013
Liverpool-born artist Richard Kilroy's fashion illustrations are recognized the world over for their photo realist aspects and dynamic pencil lines, combining specific garment detailing with portraits of respected editorial models in restrained, abstracted spaces. Kilroy's client list includes Vman, Topshop, Onitsuka Tiger, and Dior, and he is the creator of Decoy, a publication for "discussion and exposure on illustration within the fashion industry." Most recently, in April 2013, a selection of his works became a part of the Victoria and Albert Museum's permanent collection of fashion drawings.