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The art of advertising illustration – in pictures | Media. Fashion Illustration vs Fashion Photography – Fashion North. In the UK 20 years ago the average model weighed 8% less than the average woman, but today it is a huge, 23% less according to The National Eating Disorders Association. In an era where fast food and obesity are never far from our conversations, it is shocking to see the abuse young models are putting themselves through for the sake of the media and fashion houses that are allowing them to represent their brands.

As children, teenagers and young adults we are presumed as being naïve, and easily influenced. But when you are battling raging hormones and self esteem issues why would seeing images of beautiful women, with slim figures in designer clothing not make us reflective of our own body image? In a recent article by Imran Amed, in the Business of Fashion, he asks: “Is idealised fashion imagery a necessary part of communicating with consumers, or should more brands be taking and communicating a more realistic body image?” Fashionarium • Fashion illustration or fashion photography? Inimitable Style: Fashion Illustration vs. Fashion Photography in 1914 Vogue | The Art of Dress. In 1914, modern fashion photography, as we know and love it today, was still in its very nascent, experimental phase.

Photographers such as Edward Steichen and Baron Adolph de Meyer had demonstrated the artistic possibilities of the medium but it would be years before their influences would be overwhelming felt within the pages of fashion magazines. (Indeed, Vogue would not produce its first photographic cover until 1932.) The majority of fashion photography throughout the Teens was commercial and static. But fashion illustration, then an equally, if not more, dominant medium for the dissemination of fashion, more than made up for any of photography’s artistic shortcomings. Cover of Vogue magazine by Helen Dryden, April 1, 1914. Two of the leading American illustrators of this school of hybrid artist/fashion illustrator types were Helen Dryden and George Wolfe Plank whose oeuvre for Vogue is prolific.

Photographic reproduction of a Vogue cover by Helen Dryden. Vogue cover by George W. Illustration VS Photography. For a long time photography has been the king of the commercial and publishing world ruling over magazines and ad campaigns. But in the past few years illustration has been challenging this rule and we have finally seen its ascension to the throne. There are many reasons why photography has come to the forefront of the commercial word – note that it has also followed a very similar course in the artworld – but primarily it’s because photographs communicate with the viewer in a direct manner. Photographs are “easy” to understand in visual terms as they are composed of elements found around us and more importantly they allow viewers to envision themselves in the photograph. The digital nature of contemporary photography has also helped to further this phenomenon as it has strengthened even more its immediacy to the public and has minimized the physical turnaround (who remembers dark rooms any more?).

But why has illustration really seen a flux lately? Youth Time magazine - Why The Profession Of Fashion Illustrator Is So Popular? Interview With 6 Young Illustrators. Thoughts on contemporary fashion illustration | Final Fashion. Whenever I attend a fashion illustration exhibition, or otherwise find myself in the company of fashion illustration enthusiasts, I hear variations on this sentiment: “fashion illustration is having a moment“!

My inner reaction is always: is it, really? What does this mean, exactly? A moment. To me, “having a moment” in the context of fashion means that for a period of time, fashion shines the spotlight on your particular specialty, attention shines on the work across all media, rates inflate, and superstars emerge – that is, names become recognizable even to outsiders. Photographers had a moment in the 1950s and 1960s. I think fashion illustrators had their moment in the 1940s. So, no, I don’t think fashion illustration is having a moment right now, or will anytime in the near future. A career. Despite reduced circumstances, fashion illustration still carries on. Fashion illustration is currently making the media/technology shift along with the rest of the creative world.

A trend. The Dying Art of Illustration | The Bubble. Somerset House’s recent Dior Illustrated exhibition paid tribute to the artistic genius produced by René Gruau for Christian Dior. The exhibition showcased how this extraordinary partnership produced advertisements, magazine covers, Christmas cards, and wall coverings, all capturing the elegance and playfulness of Dior’s unique style. René Gruau is one of the greatest examples of modern illustrators; a star of the 1940s and 50s, not only producing some of the most iconic advertisements for Dior, Omega, Air France and Martini, but also stamping his unique flair across the pages of that era’s most prestigious magazines.

Gruau’s work with Dior could convince anyone of the seductive, fanciful fascination with fashion illustration. However, while Gruau’s legacy was being celebrated in London, Paris was hosting Paris Photo, one of the world’s largest photographic exhibitions featuring over 100 galleries and publishers from all over the world. Pushing the medium of fashion illustrator: Kelly Beeman. Is fashion illustration a dying art? Fashion illustrator, Gladys Perint Palmer, has spent over three decades chronicling couture. The former fashion journalist, front-row fashion commentator and best-selling author, who says she draws faster than she writes, is currently the executive vice president of Artistic Development at the Academy of Art University in California.

We caught up with Gladys, fondly known as GPP, in Bangalore as she visited several Indian cities as ambassador of the Academy of Art University. In addition to networking in India, she has been sketching. Her illustrations include sights at the Gateway of India and the Taj Mahal, women in sarees and anarkalis, the bindi, men in traditional Nehru jackets, fancy wedding attire and Lord Ganesha. Sonam Kapoor by GPP This haute-shot illustrator has her bad days too. Gladys’s artwork is primarily effortless line drawings with incredible use of colour. Drawn In: The Return of Fashion Illustration - WSJ. LAST FEBRUARY during fashion week in New York, noted illustrator Bil Donovan got a call from New York magazine asking him to document the backstage action. So, at shows from Carolina Herrera to Thom Browne, amid frenzied TV crews, photographers and Snapchatters, the gentlemanly artist pulled out his ink pots and went to work. When Mr. Donovan asked the editor why he was hired, she replied, “Because anyone can take a picture.’ ” Anyone can take a picture (and thanks to filters and apps, a pretty professional-looking one at that).

But not just anyone can draw or paint one. Which may be why in this high-tech age, illustration—which celebrates the personal, intimate and quirky—is having a moment, popping up on beauty packaging, as prints on blouses and bags, and all over Instagram as the latest form of fashion reportage. Pencil, pen and ink were the fashion industry’s original visual media. Illustration is spilling over into interiors, too. Why Illustration Is Important In Fashion - Taiwo Aloba ▷ NAIJ.COM. Taiwo Aloba is a fashion illustrator, stylist, performer and writer. An avid art enthusiast, she has worked in the styling department of one of the biggest soap operas in Africa Tinsel.

She currently works at Capital Dreams Pictures. She is a media and costume graduate of the department of Theatre Arts and Music, Lagos State University, Lagos. In this exclusive interview with, she talked about her art and what distinguishes illustration from photography. How did you become a fashion illustrator? It's innate; I have my mum to thank for that. READ ALSO: 10 States In Nigeria With The Most Hottest Guys How do your pieces come together?

There are many sides to my work. What techniques do you use? I love to portray designs in a unique way, I make it more sketchy as opposed to very clean-lined. What qualities do fashion illustrations have that photographs or film don't? Illustrations can exaggerate and introduce elements of fantasy in ways that are difficult or impossible for cameras. Fashionarium • The role of fashion illustrations in the fashion... Fashion Illustration is the First Face to Fashion | Style2Designer. Fashion illustration is the transmission of fashion through a diagram; it is the visual aid through which the design is explained in the fashion magazines and fashion illustrators. Various illustrations that explain fashion have been in existence since the time clothes have been in existence. Illustrations have played importance since the evolution of fashion and in the various institutions serving in educating fashion illustration play the lead role and through illustrations the practitioners do practice fashion designs.

It is a piece of art through which fashion is explained and communicated. fashion illustration is an art Types of fashion illustrations There are various types of fashion illustrations that explain numerous fashion designs. Importance of fashion illustrations sketches illustrating different style Fashion illustration is something that requires expert hands without which the illustration could not be presented in its best form. The Art of Fashion Illustration | ON PINS AND NEEDLES. This is a guest post by Lucinda Bounsall, fashion writer at Twiggy by David Downton Throughout the 1900s everything from pencil and ink drawings to paintings and screen prints graced the front covers of some of the world’s most well renowned and revered fashion magazines including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

Historically, in a time before cameras, fashion illustration was one of the only means for designers to visually communicate their ideas to the public. Fashion illustration lived in a brilliant equilibrium that married design necessity and works of art that perfectly captured the esprit of their time. But what place does fashion illustration have now in a culture that is saturated with photographic editorials and digital image manipulation? Pictures of People by Charles Dana Gibson One of the most notable illustrators of this time was Charles Dana Gibson the creator of the eponymous ‘Gibson Girl’. Vogue, April 1926.

Cover of Vogue,1945 Illustrated by James de Holden-Stone. Four decades of fashion illustration. Fashion Drawing and Illustration in the 20th Century. Jeanne Paquin (1869-1936), fashion design, Paris, 1907. Museum no. E.1432-1957 1900s For most of the first decade of the 20th century, fashion mainly showed seasonal modifications rather than any fundamental changes. However, as the century unfolded, the concept of the 'natural figure' banished the corseted and exaggerated S-shaped figure that was fashionable at the beginning of the decade. These innovations, a significant liberation for women, were accompanied by the introduction of strong and vibrant colours. 'Originality and Opulence': the House of Paquin In 1890 Jeanne Paquin (1869 - 1936) and her husband Isidore Paquin opened their Maison de Couture Rue de la Paix in Paris, close to the celebrated House of Worth.

In 1900 Jeanne Paquin was elected president of the Fashion Section for the Universal Exhibition and, throughout her career, many of her creations participated to those international fairs. 1910s The 1910s were a period of dramatic change in fashion. Florrie Westwood 1920s 1930s. Books & Magazines. Fashionable Illustrations And Appearance In Editorials Cultural Studies Essay. This essay has been submitted by a student. This is not an example of the work written by our professional essay writers. Fashion illustrations were and will stay desirable forever! For many years this part of art was modifying and improving to become an independent and valuable art segment. For some people it might have no value, but for some of them it is a meaning of the life. Illustrations are in a huge connection with art movements, fashion trends and photography. Beauty canons dictate the rules for illustrators but there is always space for flights of imagination.

Why there are the periods when it becomes popular and then almost disappears? However there is no other way for fashion to be produced without illustrations. In spite of any possible reasons, people will always admire increase or decrease of interest to fashion illustrations. The story of fashion illustrations goes deep in a history. Fashion industry was growing up day by day. Day by day magazine market growned up.