Your Ultimate Guide to Fashion's Best Illustrators
The fashion industry officially has a new obsession. Elite brands like J.Crew, Chanel, and Prada have enlisted the help of talented illustrators to give their designs new life. Bursting with vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and endless personality, their stylish sketches never fail to impress. Plus, the artists often interpret celeb looks and runway shows, so you’ll never miss a stylish beat. To celebrate our fascination, we’ve compiled a guide to fashion’s most artistic virtuosos.
Scroll down to meet 12 incredible fashion illustrators.
Packed with humor and cultural relevance, Alex Kim's feed of illustrations is informed by youth. At just 23, she's amassed thousands of followers through a dedication to celebrity style. Including everyone from Serena Williams to Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake, Kim's star-studded sketches are instantly recognizable...even while faceless.
With stellar personal style and insider snaps of the fashion scene, Jenny Walton is equal parts illustrator and "it" girl. You'll be charmed by her intricately patterned and vibrantly colored sketches, not to mention her penchant for statement earrings and globetrotting. J. Crew loves her, so you probably will too.
We have no doubt that Ellie Benuska will soon be illustrator-laureate to models everywhere. With stunning watercolors of Gigi Hadid, Kate Moss and Kendall Jenner, her illustrations give new life to runway royalty.
Grounded somewhere between realism and fashion's finest flamboyances, Lena Ker's illustrations demonstrate an admirable obsession with high end couture. Travel back to the moment you first approached fashion with wide-eyed wonder, and you'll quickly click "follow".
One of Instagram's most intense illustrators, Jessica Durrant has a flair for the dramatic. Her watercolored silhouettes of stunning gowns suggest that fashion just might have a dark side. When you're nearly convinced, Durrant zooms in on the best of fashion's beauty, demonstrating a keen passion for embellishments and daring backs.
A proud lawyer-turned-artist, Mats Meyer's smarts shine through on her sophisticated feed. Full of texture, grace and subtle sensuality, her black and white works are framed thoughtfully, often on crisp sheets alongside feminine flowers.
Lakshimi Sarkar's stunning watercolors pop with color and a sense of movement. Her unique staging of pieces and materials reminds you that an artist is at work, so you're always at the ready for her next creation.
Clever name aside, Carly Kuhn has some serious drawing chops. Featured as part of Elle's New York Fashion Week coverage, Kuhn's quirky interpretations of runway standouts are undeniable sartorial perfection.
If you love pops of color, Meagan Morrison is your gal. Never will you scroll past a dull drawing in her feed, which she packs with personality and a love for shoes. Plus, her coverage of runway shows around the world includes sagacious, hilarious commentary.
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