Fashion Illustration Now
Author: Laird Borrelli is the Senior Fashion Editor at Style in New York City. A fashion historian and writer, she has curated numerous international projects and exhibitions.
Publisher/Date: Harry N. Abrams (2004) Originally published in 2000 by Thames & Hudson, UK
Format/Condition: Gently used paperback book in Very Good condition: tiny nick at bottom of spine. Binding good; textblock strong; pages clean and unmarked. 178 pages. Dimensions: 9 x 11 1/4 inches. Profusely illustrated in color.
Description: Fashion illustration is hot. More and more, the most arresting visual images seen today are not photographed, they are stylishly drawn. This smart, sophisticated, trendsetting book showcases the work of 29 of the world's top fashion illustrators, an international galaxy of talent whose evocative illustrations often seem to define what is hip and contemporary.
The artists, who include Ruben Alterio, Mats Gustafson, Jean-Philippe Delhomme, and Jeffrey Fulvimari (the illustrator of Madonna's The English Roses"), are divided stylistically into three groups: Sensualists (who work in the fine arts tradition with paint, ink, woodblocks, and stencils, and who concentrate as much on the process of illustration as the subject); Gamines & Sophisticates (whose work is figurative and who use caricature and cartooning to create characters and comment on behavior); and Technocrats (those wizards of computer-generated art who are exploring the limits of illustration's newest frontier). Together, these illustrators are revitalizing the marriage of art and fashion in the new millennium.