Most of us know fashion illustrations for their distinctive association with style and beauty. There is no doubt about that, however there is so much more to fashion illustrations that can inspire every designer, no matter what field you are in.
This is a compilation of the best fashion artworks I’ve found over the years. Pay close attention to the designers’ expert use of colors, textures, movement & flow, sketching & line drawing techniques, collage & mix media techniques.
Most importantly study how fashion illustrators express themselves through their artwork. Inevitably some styles overlap but each illustrator can be distinguished by their own personal drawing style very much like their own handwriting.
Enjoy the exciting breadth and diversity of these breathtaking fashion artwork!
TOP FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS
1. Autumn Whitehurst
Brooklyn based illustrator who’s trademark is a combination of vector line work, glowing texturing and surreal beauty. Her favorite artist is George Grosz.
2. Cecilia Carlstedt
Fashion Illustrator from Stockholm, Sweden. Cecilia Carlstedt uses a combination of pencil, watercolor and ink to achieve her delicate artwork. Her work has been commissioned by many major brands such as: Bloomingdales, Swarovski, La Perla, Paul Smith, H&M, MTV.
3. Coco Pit
Illustrator and founder of getconfused, Coco Pit is based in London. I like to mix several techniques but aim for restraint and minimalism in the finished work as I like the results achieved from combining these two approaches. -Coco Pit
4. Danny Roberts
Professional illustrator, photographer, and graphic designer based in Southern California. His work has been featured in publications in more than nine different countries, and he is the creator of Igor + André, his personal blog.
5. James Jean
Artist based in Los Angeles, California. Renowned for his draftsmanship, imagination, and ability to span the commercial and fine art worlds, Jean has created a deeply involved body of work that has been widely featured in print, fabric, large-scale installations, and animation.
7. Kelly Smith
Freelance Illustrator currently based in Tasmania, Australia. She specialises in both portrait & fashion illustration. Her style is a combination of pencil sketching and watercolor.