After rediscovering Jordi Labanda and my love for fashion illustration in Barcelona, I spent my next few days in Edinburgh looking for other fashion illustrators whose work resembled those of the Catalan artist. Such gems I found, click to see their works: Jason Brooks (whose work I already knew about earlier on), Mandy Reinmuth, Emma Jacob, Dilek Peker, Gavin Reece, Kun-Sung Chung, Gary Newman, Lucy Truman. Such respectively different styles but each so very lovely in its own way. I’m just so tempted to buy their art online at Poster Lounge or the equivalent for my walls, definitely something to consider when it comes to my future apartment, which is more or less a whole different story altogether due to my obsession with decor and interior design.
There’s just something about their work (or certain types of fashion illustration for that matter) which appeals to me. Pulls me in, urges me not just to look but to stare in awe, at the idealistic little world they’ve created. Beautiful, glamourous, absolutely irresistible. Perfectly sculpted high-flying people, sipping cocktails after five in a technology and fashion-driven world, from contemporary pads in sprawling cities to luxurious beach resorts. And I can’t help but admit, the hedonist in me does want some of that too. Frankly speaking, it’s something I want (and hope, of course) to achieve by the time I’m in my late twenties or more realistically, early thirties.
Either way, it won’t be long before I pop out to get myself a new sketchbook. Fashion, passion, illustration. Dang.