Sunday, 31 October 2010

Fashion Illustration.

Fashion illustrations inspired by the work of Richard Kilroy. Richard Kilroy is an up and coming fashion illustrator who has developed his own signature style. Some of his work can have incredibly detailed drawing, highlighting key pieces or fabrics. However some of his work is less structured and is more focused on the intended mood of an outfit.

raf simons by richard kilroyhugo boss by richard kilroy

Raf Simons & Hugo Boss by Richard Kilroy

In 2010 Kilroy set up DECOY: Visual Distraction – a newspaper based primarily on fashion illustration and other related areas.

More of his work can be found [HERE]

My interpretations of his work;




Sunday, 17 October 2010

Fashion Art & Culture.

Then Is Now.

Visual artefact on Maison Margiela. 

Leather jacket remodelled into leather tote bag. Painted with ivory emulsion paint.

Fashion As An Ideal In Life.

"I feel like shit but I look great" - Bret Eastern Ellis

"Apparel oft proclaims the man" - William Shakespeare

"Those who make their dress a principle part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress" - William Hazlitt

"Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly" - Epictetus

Friday, 8 October 2010


Native American Chief Headdress.
These headdress, or War bonnets as they were known, were made from eagle feathers - as they were considered to be the greatest and most powerful of all the birds. 


Aboriginal Headdress.
The headdress is built up on the head with twigs and bound by string, made from human hair, topped with emu feathers.

Breton Headdress.
Lace plays an integral part in Breton national dress, particularly in that most immediately-recognisable item, the varied and striking lace coiffe, or ladies' head-dress.

Keffiyeh Headdress.
The Keffiyeh is a traditional headdress typically worn by Arab men. Made of square cloth, usually cotton, folded and wrapped in various styles around the head. 

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Maison Martin Margiela//Post-Punk//Bauhaus.

Make Do and Mend.

 On Wednesday we were put into groups with the idea to construct a garment following the lines of 'Make Do and Mend'. Since Make Do and Mend can cover such a broad spectrum of design and style it makes group work difficult, because everyone has different ideas on what is appealing to them. The range of materials also sought to add confusion - as there are just so many possibilities and options to consider with only a few hours to both design and construct.

What we ended up constructing was a sleeveless jacket come waistcoat. The pockets were removed and added to the collar to create a more exaggerated and pronounced look. We also stitched in an old shirt with its collar fixed upright. The part I think looks best is the back. We tucked in the material to give it a more fitted look and to keep it in place we added a kind of belt.

We changed our design numerous times, it was difficult to find something that everyone agreed on. However, I think the final piece is something that we, on the whole, all liked.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Nakkna Spring 2011

                                                               All images copyright "The Fashionisto"

 I like the use of draping to create an extended shilouette. The garments are designed to be unisex, which is achieved through the draping and lack of structure, for example there are no shoulder pads in the jackets or blazers. The use of greys and blacks makes the patterns appear all the more striking - without over dominating.

View the full collection [HERE]

Nolan Haan.

Paintings by Nolan Haan [CLICK]