Like the Sempé girl or Osbert Lancaster’s Maudie Littlehampton, Jeffrey Fulvimari has invented a character – a huge-eyed young lady with bold hair, whatever the style, and usually in a great dress of some design. This creation has been translated into a variety of products, including dresses and china plates, as well as securing him a partnership with Madonna (for The English Roses, her children’s picture book series).

Yet above all Fulvimari is a fashion illustrator whose work is modern, stylish and appeals directly to his audience.

Signature elements recur regularly throughout his work, such as the naming of his ladies. Fulvimari’s subjects are most definitely young ‘ladies’; they may be resolutely up to date but the sexy ...

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