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The Art of Fashion Illustration by Somer Flaherty Tejwani

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THE ART OF FASHION ILLUSTRATION
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Monochrome
An illustration in one color or shades of one color.
Palette
The range of colors an illustrator chooses for a drawing.
Photorealism
An illustration or painting style that mimics a photograph, using meticulous detail, to render the
subject as realistically as possible.
Photoshop
A software application from Adobe for editing photographs and illustrations.
References
Images, text, or photographs an artist may use for inspiration or as a starting point for a drawing.
Ren Grmam
A renowned fashion illustrator (1909–2004) known as a favorite of the haute couture and luxury
fashion worlds, who worked for Christian Dior and Givenchy, among others. His illustrations are in
museums and galleries including the Louvre.
Silhomette
The shape or outline or contour of a work.
Vismal langmage
A way of communicating with pictorial elements such as illustrations or photographs rather
than words.
She Wore Red “The inspiration was Australian
fashion designer Alex Perry. I loved the dress, the
color, and movement—it’s just so beautiful and
was really fun to illustrate,” Hankinson explains.
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Fashion illustration is a direct connection
to the creative eye; it inspires and expresses
the fluidity of a sketch, the mood of
a collection, the beauty of a garment.
Illustration elongates the body and the
clothing in a uniquely poetic way that
cannot be reproduced as effectively in any
other medium. It evokes a timelessness
designers are always looking to capture.
Stefania Amfitheatrof, luxury fashion
industry public relations executive
Art by Julie Johnson
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THE ART OF FASHION ILLUSTRATION
Lindsey Wixson for Prada Spring 2014,
watercolor by Caroline Andrieu.
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