This fall I’m obsessed with statement coats and slouchy sweaters with pencil skirts, so I just had to draw this piece featuring looks from the Dries Van Noten fall collection. I’m so in love with the patterns, colors, and silhouettes employed in these looks. The op art inspired patterns somehow manage to be both playful and sophisticated.
For me, the allure of drawing couture is the opportunity to render intricate details and bold design elements. So you can imagine that when I saw this dress from Chanel’s 2014 Fall Couture collection, I immediately started thinking of the perfect pose for the dress. I wanted a pose that would fit the vibe of the dress while showing off my favorite design elements of the dress, the feathers and the bold jewel encrusted pattern.
With summer in full swing, I couldn’t help but create a piece that evokes an effortless but pretty summer vibe. Summer time beauty is all about managing to look put together without looking like your melting, even if you feel like you’re being roasted by the summer sun. The “go tos” for achieving a fabulous summer look: a pretty top knot, great sunnies, and a killer swimsuit. Using a Mara Hoffman suit for this illustration was a no brainer, because her prints are amazing and so fun to draw.
Strong, exotic, and sexy. Balmain’s Fall collection features so many gorgeous pieces, each with incredible and intricate details. Ultimately, my selection of which piece to feature in this illustration came down to neckline; the deep v in this design shows off one of Rihanna’s many tattoos. Honestly, can you imagine a Balmain and Rihanna campaign without a least one look with a plunging neckline showing off this tattoo?
This piece depicts Donna Franca Florio at Taverna Rossa in the Grand Hotel Ritz (now Palazzo dei Congressi), which is located in Salsomaggiore, Italy. Donna Franca Florio was considered a fashion icon during the Art Nouveau period. I created this piece for a fun illustration contest conducted by Draw A Dot. and Weloooooveit. You can check out more illustrations, which are amazing by the way, from the contest here.