STINA PERSSON

Where many fashion illustrators prefer to use monochromatic or restrained shades – perhaps reasoning that unless requested, the season’s colours may date an illustration – Stina Persson revels in colour and splashes it with an almost reckless abandon across her work. Yet there is nothing careless about her imagery, and each piece of work makes a carefully considered statement. Like Christian Lacroix, she is confident with colour – to the observer she may seem daring but Persson is simply intent on presenting her flights of fantasy as a creative statement.

Persson’s fluid use of media heightens the effect – one colour dribbles into the next – but she always knows when to apply restraint. Her editing both of the image and the palette ...

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