This month I shall mainly be:
Balenciaga: Throwing Shapes
New print collection out now
I'm excited to reveal my new collection of Balenciaga illustrations: created to mark the opening of the Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibition at the V&A.
Rather than focus on early day Balenciaga silhouettes, I wanted to create something fresh and focused on some of the recent collections. And Picasso has been such a huge influence throughout my creative life that it seemed fitting and instinctive to weave it into this project: to create illustrations that fuse the styles of both of these iconic Spanish masters.
The resulting illustrations are quite a departure from my usual style, but I'm loving them: and I hope you do too! It’s been hugely liberating, surprising and exciting to work on: so I suspect more fashion + art mashups on the horizon…
It goes without saying that I'll be heading to:
- Graduate Fashion Week @ Truman Brewery - this weekend!
- The World Of Anna Sui @ Fashion & Textile Museum
- Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion @ the V&A
- Fashion Illustration Gallery Fair #2 @ The Bluebird Shop
I'm also hoping to make it to Frida Wannerberger's Fashion Illustration and bookbinding workshop on June 17th. I adore Frida's work and it's a fab opportunity to learn from a master of the craft: so fingers crossed I'll be there!
Getting cosy and creative with Caboodle!
I'm writing a feature on 'the joy of sketch' and heading up north to talk colouring and collabs with the adorable Editor of Caboodle, Kayti Peschke.
Watch this space!