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Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers

Laird Borrelli

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'The perfect companion for any budding fashion illustrator' i-D Magazine


In the increasingly hip and cutting-edge field of illustration, there is no trend hotter than fashion illustration, and this book is the ultimate in fashion illustration: 280 stunning sketches by a galaxy of international fashion designers.

Sixty celebrated contemporary designers, from all the major fashion capitals, showcase their extraordinary artworks here, with over twenty sketches produced exclusively for this publication. From the world-famous such as Christian Lacroix, Sonia Rykiel and Yves Saint Laurent to up-and-coming visionaries including Jens Laugesen, Rodarte and Roksanda Ilincic, all the designers display artworks that are guaranteed to amaze and inspire. Whether the drawings are refined and elegant, cartoon-like and colourful, or edgy and graphic, they highlight the unique creative impulse behind each designer's work and exhibit an astonishing variety of media, techniques and approaches.

This book, complete with contact details and concise texts introducing each designer, allows the reader a rare glimpse into the world of fashion design, and is a must-have for anyone interested in fashion or the art of illustration.

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'Hugely revealing about both the design process and the attitude of their creators … For technical inspiration and visual delight, this is unbeatable'

'The sketches are intriguing little works of art in their own right'
The Herald

'Beautiful images... invaluable as insights into the designers' creative thinking'

'Full of inspiring images to bring out your inner It girl'
Daily Mail

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 28.5 x 23.4 cm

Extent: 192 pp

Illustrations: 280

Publication date: 11 February 2008

ISBN: 9780500513972

Contents List

Phillip Lim • Aitor Throup • Alena Akmhadullina • Anna Molinari by Rossella Tarabini Antonio Berardi • Antonio Ciutto • Badgley Mischka • Bas Kosters • Basso & Brooke Betsey Johnson • Boudicca • Bruno Frisoni • Bruno Pieters • Burfitt • Chapurin Christian Lacroix • Christian Wijnants • Christopher Kane • Costello Tagliapietra Denis Simachëv • Doo.ri • Elise Øverland • Gary Graham • Generra by Pinaferlisi Giambattista Valli • Gianfranco Ferré • Giles • Gilles Rosier • Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci • Gustavo Arango • Hall Ohara • Hanuk • Hervé Leroux • Isaac Mizrahi • James Thomas • Jens Laugesen • Jørgen Simonsen • Karl Lagerfeld • Michael Vollbracht Molly Grad • Peter Som • Ramírez • Richard Chai • Rodarte • Roksanda Ilincic • Sonia Rykiel • Stephen Burrows • Susan Cianciolo • Terexov • Tibi • Tsumori Chiasto • Tuleh VéroniqueLeroy• WaltervanBeirendonck • WunderkindbyWolffgangJoop • Y&Kei Water the Earth • Yoshikazu Yamagata • Yves Saint Laurent • Zandra Rhodes • Zang Toi

About the Author

Laird Borrelli is Archive Editor at Condé Nast. She is the bestselling author of seven books on fashion, including Fashion Illustration Now, Fashion Illustration Next and Handbags: A Lexicon of Style, all published by Thames & Hudson.