It is perhaps her individualism and an approach that takes no prisoners that have made Julie Verhoeven an undoubted fashion illustration star, but she also embodies the commitment, dedication and the range of skills required to reach this level. Designing a catwalk collection, opening a boutique in Mayfair, creating erotic wallpaper, producing books of fashion illustrations and many more projects reflect the truth that simply being good at what you do is no longer enough. Verhoeven represents the pragmatic approach to fashion illustration also seen in the work of David Downton – they both understand that diversification and the ability to self-promote are what will take their work into another dimension.

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