Five Favourite Fashion Illustrators

Fashion Illustration is having a huge comeback. From it's roots as a predecessor to photography in mainstream magazines, the practice is now a celebration on social media as an abstract art form embodying the playfulness of fashion.

Amelie Hegardt

Swedish fashion illustrator Amelie Hegardt has an impressive client base ranging from Harrods to MAC. Her soft, shadowy style is full of movement and grace, capturing perfectly the likes of Simone Rocha, Oscar de la Renta and Caroline Herrera.

Rosie McGuinness

London-based illustrator Rosie McGuinness is making a name for herself with elegant, clean, modern interpretations of high fashion looks. Her bold and iconic sketches have been featured in i-D, The New York Times Magazine, Garage and InStyle.

Poppy Waddilove

Poppy Waddilove's interpretations of catwalk looks from Molly Goddard and Jenny Packham are simply divine. Chalky pastels and whimsical pops of colour and fun feature heavily in this British fashion illustrator's work, and Waddilove has created stunning black and white artworks of Kate Moss in Dior for Show Studio.

Stephen Doherty

Contributing to Show Studio, Central Saint Martins and 10 Magazine, and collaborating with the likes of Nick Knight and even Gucci, London fashion illustrator Stephen Doherty creates bright, bold and colourful pieces with texture, depth and a real sense of vibrancy.

Fiona Gourlay

Last but by no means least, Glaswegian illustrator Fiona Gourlay is a noted creator of mystifying works full of energy and naivety, often with surprising, surreal twists. Her pen expertly commands luxury fashion brands like Miu Miu, Iris van Herpen and Alexander McQueen.

Header image: Oil on Canvas by Gill Button via Show Studio

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Ruth MacGilp, 20, UK. Fashion Communication Student and Fashion Blogger.
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