Just in time for the holiday season, some of our best illustrators have been featured in two newly published books highlighing fashion illustration. The first, 'Illustration Now! Fashion,' published by Tashcen featuring the works of Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Richard Haines, and Hiroshi Tanabe. Another is the 'New Icons of Fashion Illustration,' published by Laurence King, featuring work from Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Gary Frenandez, Richard Haines, Jenny Mortsell, and Hiroshi Tanabe. Check out the links below for more information and cross off people on your holiday list sooner rather than later.
Illustration Now! Fashion published by Taschen
"Every dress begins with a drawing, every skirt with a sketch. Illustration is integral to fashion design not only as a means of expression, and the starting point of every design, but also for patterns and prints as well as magazine editorial illustrations. Often, artists will even illustrate the newest looks directly from the catwalks. It’s high time we celebrated fashion illustration in our Illustration Now! series: here you’ll find new work from 90 artists around the globe, including Ruben Toledo, Aurore de La Morinerie, Bil Donovan, Tanya Ling, and Jean-Philippe Delhomme. The book features quotes by experts from the fashion world: Valentino compliments the work of Gladys Perint Palmer; voices out of the studios of Maison Martin Margiela, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, and H&M add their praise for the talents in the book."
New Icons of Fashion Illustration published by Laurence King
"Fashion illustration is and always has been about far more than pretty drawings of pretty dresses. This lavish celebration of today's leading artists in the field showcases the timeless craft and amazing diversity that characterize the genre.
From David Downton to Cecilia Carlstedt and from Jason Brooks to Jordi Labanda, 28 masters of fashion illustration from across the world are featured, one by one, in a grand tour of the best work currently produced. While some illustrators create daringly bold graphics, others prefer delicate watercolours and ink drawings. Throughout the volume, both hi-tech multimedia effects and traditional drawing skills are given pride of place, with many of the artists using a mixture of techniques. Lively commentary accompanies the images, while interviews with each illustrator provide further insight into their influences and methods."