Tina Berning has a very original approach to fashion illustration, both in terms of technique and results; however there is a faint echo of another illustrator in her work – Constantin Guys, who drew in the nineteenth century. The use of monochromatic wash, the interaction between the subject and the viewer, the careful observation of the subject allied with an off-kilter individualism are truly special within her work. Also, although in other ways her work is very unlike that of contemporary fashion artist Hippolyte Romain, Berning likewise fills the page with fashion ‘types’, recording their expressions and the look of that moment.

Berning has a layered approach to much of her work, surprising the viewer with an abstract panel, ...

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