Monday, 19 November 2012

Richard Gray - New Personal Work

Richard Gray's agency site Serlin Associates (who prestigiously only represent Richard and David Downton) have just released images of his stunning new personal works.
True to Gray's style, the hand illustrated patterns are intensely strong compositions, created from intricate detailings of flora, bird legs, feathers, butterfly wings and ribbon to create the dragon motif which recurs throughout. I'm a BIG fan of these.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Mats Gustafson - Red Romance.

Mat's new editorial for Vogue China's new December issue is a study on the most memorable red pieces and silhouettes from the AW12/13 collections, featuring Marc Jacobs, Alexander Mcqueen, Galliano, Gucci, Dior, Valentino and Comme Des Garcons.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

David Downton for Luxure and L'Officiel Italia

I'm a little late in making this post admittedly, but it's nonetheless still worth posting, as Downton scores again with a double whammy of september issues.
L'Officiel launches it's debut Italian issue with an exclusive cover of Shana Zadrick wearing Armani Privé, and Luxure commemorates it's fifth anniversary by commissioning Downton's for it's cover artist. Hopefully most readers will be aware that David famously drew Cate Blanchett for Australian Vogue's 50th anniversary issue, with a varied range of covers, all of which now impossible to find or buy online. Make sure you buy these while they are still available, regardless of content, as they will certainly become collectors items in the future. (for collectors like myself!) is regularly updated with all of his latest work, and his book Masters Of Fashion Illustration (which is truly recommended) has recently been released in paperback.

Cedric Rivrain for Lanvin

Over the last few years Cedric has created a handful of rare ads for Lanvin menswear, featured exclusively for magazine Paris, LA, so I've decided to place them all into a singular post (I might have posted the top one long ago) so the full effect of his work for them can be seen. Looking at them together, it really does beg the question 'Can't this be seen more often in advertising?'
Surely it could serve to break up the monotony of endless similar ad imagery, models with two bags swinging off each arm. Kudos to Lanvin for letting this happen.

Cedric also recently released his stunning first book 'Selected Drawings', where 28 of his works are reproduced on a 1:1 scale. To view more information or purchase a copy, visit dopepress