My selected top collections from the RISD Apparel, Collection 17 show — straight from the backstage and runway! From top: Teagan Lindsay, Atalanta Shi, Paige Ryan, Redat Davison, Daniel Cloke, Jamall Osterholm, Reira Saito,
Very thankful for the great honor to have my work featured in the company of masters such as Karl Lagerfeld, Paul Poiret, Georges Lepape, and Piet Paris in the Belgian de Standaard magazine — an article about the iconic fashion illustrator Mats Gustafson by Veerle Windels.
I was delighted to receive this in my mailbox today just before the weekend! My live portrait illustration of Fiona Hering, a special gift from Chanel, featured on her column on Vogue Netherlands.
My live portrait illustration of the legendary press officer Kuki de Salvertes of Totem agency that I made backstage at the AF Vandevorst Spring 2009 fashion show was recently included in his retrospective exhibition Kuki de Salvertes: La Vie dans la Mode [or "Life in Fashion"] at the Joyce Gallery in Paris' Palais Royale. For more information about the exhibition please read this in–depth article on WWD.com
Got a chance to capture the energy of the fashion icon Diane Pernet yesterday at her A Shaded View on Fashion Film screening at MFA Boston yesterday! I had the honor to meet her the first time in 2007 at the Noovo fashion festival in Santiago de Compostela and since then she has featured my work a couple of times on her website A Shaded View on Fashion. Really stoked to see her again in Boston and wishing her safe travels back to Paris!
New live portrait drawing event, commissioned by Essentiel Antwerp for the ESSENTIEL ANTWERP X DESIGNERS AGAINST AIDS Collection Private Launch Party.
The party was held at the chique pop–up space A–TOWER in Antwerp and my task was to capture the essence of invited personalities including members of press and celebrities from Belgium and around. The drawing performance itself generated a great deal of excitement, and the brave ones who stroke a pose will receive the original drawing as a truly unique and exclusive keepsake — courtesy of ESSENTIEL ANTWERP and DESIGNERS AGAINST AIDS.
My submission — a fashion drawing inspired by a Maison Margiela Artisanal Fall 2016 look — for the Beauty Overdose exhibition presented by Beauty Without Irony and Multitude in the Kasteel Sterckshof in Deurne, Belgium. Other participating artists include Dino Dinco, Adam Munro, Vincent Gagliostro, Anne–Mie Van Kerckhove, and many more..
I was recently commissioned by RISD Museum to do a live portrait drawing event at its Todd Oldham, All of Everything Exhibition Dance Party.
The assignment - a huge success by the way, according to the museum and guests - included creating a whopping 24 live portrait drawings of selected fashionable VIP guests and sponsors in the course of the few hours that the party lasted! For those only watching I added an extra bit of glitter and sparkle to add to the feeling of glamour. Each finished drawing was put on a display and then on a rack to dry overnight, after which the selected guests could easily pick up their signed and packaged portraits.
Below are a few images from the event and resulting drawings - a big thank to you all who sent me these awesome photos!
If you are interested in having me draw at one of your upcoming events or shows or would like to discuss other possibilities of working together, please get in touch!
Come to visit my upcoming fashion illustration group exhibition Nordic Stars curated by Toomas Volkmann, opening this Friday at 6PM at Hillyer Art Space in Washington DC! Showcasing amazing artworks from the best contemporary nordic fashion illustrators including Britt Samoson (Estonia), Marju Tammik (Estonia), Mads Berg (Denmark), Naja-Conrad Hansen (Denmark), Cecilia Carlstedt (Sweden), Daniel Egneus (Sweden), Laura Laine (Finland), Jarno Kettunen (Finland). Hope to see you there! - cover illustration by Daniel Egneus
Directly translated from Finnish, the exhibition title is Fashion Image Now. It explores fashion photography and illustration via the lens of different styles and personalities. In this exhibition I am showing a series of recent drawings documenting the fashion icon Diane von Fürstenberg and her fashion universe. The exhibition is open until this upcoming Saturday.
Can't wait for this upcoming Todd Oldham retrospective at the RISD Museum! I truly admire his fantastic creations. Even more exciting is that the museum invited me to do a live fashion illustration performance at the exhibition dance party this summer - attended by Mr. Oldham himself. Will be fun for sure! Click the image to read more about this exhibition on Vogue. Find out more about the exhibition party here.
Just received my copy of the American Illustration 34 award book with my portrait illustration of Diane von Furstenberg at the backstage of her Spring 2015 fashion show. Check out this amazing book full of the best illustrations that are out there right now!
A few photos from the opening of the New Nordic Fashion Illustration Vol. 2 exhibition opening at the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design. If you happen to be in the area I really recommend visiting the exhibition. It is really well done, very impactful and provides a very nice look of the many types and styles of contemporary fashion illustration. For me this was also an amazing opportunity to meet my fashion illustrator colleagues whose work I have been following for years, but didn't know personally. Everyone was really friendly and enthusiastic to connect with each other - almost like a family getting together after a long time!
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I'm delighted to announce that I got the opportunity to exhibit a selection of my original fashion drawings at the New Nordic Fashion Illustration Vol. 2 exhibition in The Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design in Tallinn, Estonia. Other participating artists include the famed Cecilia Carlstedt, Stina Persson, Laura Laine, Daniel Egnéus, Liselotte Watkins, Naja Conrad-Hansen.
As noted by the creative director of the exhibition Toomas Volkmann, the display aims to reflect the unique position and colourfulness of that distinctive genre in the modern-day fashion world.
The exhibition will be open from 23 May to 27 September 2015.
Come check it out!
A video of my recent lecture and live fashion illustration demo at RISD Apparel Department including a few of the resulting live illustrations. What a fun and energetic event and talented students! I never before had to explain how I create my live illustrations to an audience while doing it at the same time and it was great! I learned a great deal myself as well, because this made me really think about what I'm doing and articulate all the split second decisions that are natural to me, but new to the students. To be continued for sure!
My live portrait illustration of Diane von Furstenberg at the backstage of her spring-summer 2015 show has been SELECTED to appear in the American Illustration 34 annual award book.
This year’s distinguished jury included Lindsay Ballant, former Creative Director, Foreign Policy; Sarah Garcea, Art Director, Inc. Magazine; Walter Green, Art Director, Lucky Peach; Anne Ishii, Owner, MASSIVE GOODS; Wyatt Mitchell, Creative Director, The New Yorker; Oliver Munday, Graphic Designer, Knopf/Pantheon Books; and Eric Skillman, Graphic Designer, Criterion Collection.
Thanks to all the judges! The book will be distributed worldwide in November 2015.