And so London Fashion week is over for another season – we’ve seen the outfits we wish we could afford, the frow’s we wish we could join and the models we wish we could look like. But what about the lust worthy art that’s been created in inspiration of it all? Illustration is a medium that has followed fashion week around now for years, reminding us of that timeless and inseparable link between fashion and art. Whilst you’ve probably by now seen the same catwalk photos splurged across every blogging and social media platform possible, we’re sure you haven’t seen that much of the illustration that LFW has had to offer this September. Here’s a few of our favourites that we’ve spotted from this year’s fashion week artists:
Employed by Wonderland Magazine this fashion week, James Davidson was there at the shows doing live sketches of all that was happening, capturing everything from the catwalk to backstage preparations. His colourful and looping lines certainly don’t look like they’ve been done so quickly, showing his amazing skill as an artist. His Basquait style scribbles wonderfully picture the movement and bustle of the shows – and his Henry Holland is instantly recognisable!
Working for Hunger Magazine this fashion week, Anjelica Roselyn has been dabbling in her paint box to create her model portraits of the seasons most talked about looks, including Molly Goddard, Mary Katrantzou and Giles Deacon. Her stand out designs experiment with texture using different materials from biro to paint to crayon, creating amazing multi-coloured paper dolls with a whole lot of attitude.
SHOWstudio’s resident fashion illustrator for this season, Alina Zamanova uses acrylic, charcoal and watercolour to create haunting, fluid fashion figures. Huge smoky eyes and exploding chalk hair make her illustrations instantly recognisable and artistically striking, so it’s really not hard to see why she’s a favourite of Nick Knight’s. We especially loved her moody Gareth Pugh and J.W Anderson creations this season.