We’ve talked about how to create the perfect gallery wall in your home and how vintage Vogue magazine covers would add the perfect amount of glam factor within your galleries. But if you haven’t heard of or seen fashion art illustrations before, be prepared to get blown away by the artistic talent of the following artists presented in this post. Not only are they able to make fashion come to life with just colored pencils, markers, or watercolors. But they bring the runway to reality with chic models wearing fashionable designs and for someone like me who adores fashion- these illustrations would make charming additions to a home office, hallway, bedroom, or walk in closet.
Dallas Shaw creates ‘artwork and design pieces for the most stylish people in the world’. The “it girl illustrator” has worked with many top fashion clients such as DKNY, Chanel, Kate Spade and Ralph Lauren. Her illustrations have also been featured in Elle Decor, Lucky Magazine, and Real Living to name a few. Her latest illustration collaboration was with Christian Louboutin and can be seen on her Instagram.
Hayden Williams is a British fashion illustrator who is ‘conquering the world one fashion sketch at a time’. Also a fashion designer, he recently collaborated with Sketch Street to design a collection reminiscent of old Hollywood with modern day elegance. His sketches of celebrities such as Beyonce, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj have all earned attention and recognition as one of the top fashion illustrators of our generation. His latest sketch of Disney’s Cinderella is stunning and can be viewed on his Instagram.
Megan Hess is a former graphic designer who was ‘destined to draw’. Fans of Sex and The City would recognize her work on the cover of Candace Bushnell’s novel. Other noted works of art have been for department stores Henri Bendel and Bergdorf’s in New York. Her list of clients in the fashion industry is impressive: Chanel, Dior, YSL, Cartier, and Tiffany & Co plus many more. She recently released her Paris Fashion Week illustration as a limited edition print and can be seen on her Instagram.
Paper Fashion led by New York artist Katie Rodgers, is a blog that showcases the artists illustrations that she’s been perfecting since the age of seven. The former sports apparel designer kicked off her freelance career collaborating with Target, Missoni, and Coach. I’m obsessed with her interpretation of this past Oscar’s fashion which can be seen on her Instagram.
Blair Breitenstein has a vast array of clients in the fashion world including Saks Fifth Ave, Lulu Frost, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vanity Fair. Influenced by high fashion photography, her expressionistic illustrations are created by watercolors in a quirky and abstract way. She showcases her artistic process in many facets as well as inspirational pics on her Instagram.