Couture brought to life by fashion illustration

| Watch as talented Austrailian artist and fashion illustrator Kerrie Hess interprets Rachel Gilbert Couture in paint on canvas.

The comeback of fashion illustration as both an art form and a method of communicating fashion is a welcome one, bringing back the values of the golden years of the fashion industry, like craftsmanship, originality, and taking the time to get something just right.

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Fashion broadcasting site SHOWstudio is one champion of the medium, sending illustrators to couture shows in Paris to re-interpret the catwalk looks, like Marina Mika, who’s intricate and beautiful fairytale style covers designers like Fendi, Armani and Iris Van Herpen. Below, painter Kerrie Hess, who films the progress of her works for her youtube channel, creates a new imagining of a couture gown by designer Rachel Gilbert in beautiful watercolours.

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