I have always loved a fashion illustration. One quick line here and a dab of red there and ta-da! it’s an outfit ready to hit the runway (or my body?).
I was going through some of my old magazine tear outs the other day and stumbled upon at least a dozen illustrations by Karl Lagerfeld, which then had me flipping through my fashion illustration book followed by some ferocious scouring on the web. How cool would it be if the designers published their sketches in a book each time they showed a collection during fashion week. I’d love to see how they translate from paper to catwalk strut.
Here’s a collection of some of my favorites but I have to say, finding designer sketches online is not an easy task.
Yves Saint Laurent