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- The Illustration Room – This Australian agency represents some fantastic illustrators. Be sure to check out the work of
- Bloc Note – Here are samples of some interesting sportswear CAD illustrations from the trend agency Bloc Note which specializes in men’s and women’s active-wear.
- Art Department – Link to portfolios of working professional illustrators. Great inspiration for hand illustration, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator techniques.
- Illustrations on Flickr – Cluster of images of fashion illustrations on Flickr. Good place to see what students and designers are doing from other schools.
- (NEW!!) Connie Lim – Los Angeles-based fashion illustrator and designer who has worked with Alexander McQueen. Her fashion playing cards showcase her haunting gothic illustrations.
- Philippe Arnaud – This website has images from a number of professional illustrators represented by this agency in Paris. Be sure to check out the portfolios of Carlotta and Marie Perron.
- Alexandra Compain-Tissier – Those of you who like to do your illustrations in watercolor or gouache will particularly enjoy the work of this French fashion illustrator. Her work was recently featured in a huge catalogue spread for Saks Fifth Avenue.
- Jean-Philippe Delhomme – This illustrator’s quirky figures have been featured in numerous ads for Barneys New York. Those of you who think you can’t draw well will feel much better after looking at his work. ; )
- Stephane Manel – Yet another French illustrator. This guy is incredible. While he does plenty of illustrations for French Elle, he’s done some fantastic artwork for album covers and music videos as well.
- Monsieur Z – You’ve seen this guy’s work everywhere. He’s developed an entire brand and range of products featuring his illustrations. Be sure to check out the Sketch Gallery (under Menu on the home page) to see his rough sketches and get a sneak peak into his illustration process.
- Cedric Rivrain – Those of you who prefer to work in pencil should take a look at the work of this illustrator.
- Maren Esdar – This German illustrator makes collages by hand and in the computer. If you’re lacking inspiration or just want make your croquis in a new way, try collaging as she does – you might find yourself surprised by the results.
- Stina Persson – This artist works in a number of mediums and illustrates in many different styles. Great inspiring site divided into sections highlighting her various techniques – Watercolor, Cut Paper, Edgy, Photo Incorporated, Acrylic and Inc.
- Bil Donovan – This illustrator is also on the faculty at FIT. His quick, lively, watercolor illustrations have appeared in Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Italian Elle, and InStyle Magazine.
- Garance Doré – Just stumbled across this blog by a super-talented French fashion illustrator, photographer, and writer. It’s full of great illustrations, fantastic photos of people on the street in Paris, New York, etc (much like a female version of The Sartorialist) and really funny stories about life as a fashion-obsessed girl about town
- Chesley McLaren – After a less-than-illustrious start as a fashion designer, this New Yorker was encouraged to try selling her illustrations instead of her clothes. Now her work has been seen in everything from Town and Country to Elle Decor. Known as the “The French Illustrator in New York” her quirky, American-take-on-Parisian-style illustrations have a sweet, charming quality to them.
- Paula Sanz Caballero - This Spanish illustrator does much of her work using fabric swatches and hand embroidery. Her figurative, detail-oriented work has been seen in advertising and print campaign across the globe and regularly appears in Vogue, Elle, WWD, and Marie Claire.