Fashion Illustration is a medium in which creative expression can be given free rein and designers can explore ideas before the realities of budgets, fabrics, or physics intervene. Fashion designers’ sketches reveal inspiration as well as color and style. When learning to transfer ideas onto paper, designers are taught to find their own style. Each designer should have theier own unique design that sets their designs, or even their drawings, apart from any other designer. Nothing captures a fashion moment or mood quite like a designer’s first drawing for a dress.
Here are a few pictures of distinct fashion illustrations. (I couldn’t find many specific designer sketches.)
The ‘We Are One’ concert held on Sunday at the Lincoln Memorial was a star-studded event to kick off a weeklong celebration of Obama’s Inauguration on Tuesday, Jan. 20th. Thousands upon thousands of concert-goers braved the cold to see the biggest names in music and entertainment including performances from Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, U2 and Mary J. Blige; as well as speeches from Martin Luther King III, and actors Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks. In celebration of the inauguration week, we should all wear a little red, white and blue! Patriotism is defined as love of and devotion to one’s country.
Ralph Lauren has created many beautiful collections with patriotic colors taking over.
Chanel has an overindulgence of patriotic shoes. If you go for this look, please lose the ankle purse.
Even celebrites are going for a patriotic look!
When going to runway shows, people often just look at the beautifully created dresses and outfits. Rarely do people grovel over the astonishing accessories: from the extraordinary shoes to the unusual hats.
Hats are created and worn for a more dramatic effect on the runway.
Of course, Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted wearing this extravagant hat to the Sex and the City primere.
These shoes designed by Marc Jacobs are called the “Inverted Heel” with the heel under the arch of your foot, instead of on the actual heel.
WOW. This is a definitely a big difference to what we are used to seeing. British Designer Antonio Beradi designed these sky-high heels without any heel! It’s 5 1/2 inches off the ground…talk about scary!