Combining impact with delicacy is a creative visual trick that not very many fashion illustrators can contrive; Annabelle Verhoye is one who can. Her multi-layered technique allied to complex illustrative constructions dazzles the eyes and leads the viewer down an enchanted pathway. The other special element of her work is her feeling for time, both in the sense of the hour of the day and the seasons of the year.

Gaze at one of Verhoye’s creations and you’ll know whether it’s midday in a summer meadow, or midnight in a forest in winter. Her figures move through a haze of weather and flora, encapsulating a specific feeling yet without a hard edge or a literal element to them. This narrative quality is characteristic of many fashion ...

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