Fashion Illustration, once the sole communication of design between creator and consumer, has taken somewhat of a back seat. Killed by the photographed covers of Vogue, we rarely see the illustrated side of fashion.
We love the sophisticated renderings of David Downton, the quirky paintings of Tanya Ling, the bold sketches of Ruben Toledo that grace the pages of high profile fashion magazines, and I slipped one of mine in for good measure. Fashion Illustrations provide what a camera lens cannot, the human touch. Not that photography can’t and doesn’t capture emotion, but the feeling of creation by two human hands in this digital age is quite refreshing.