Tuesday, December 11, 2012

2013: A Big Year for Fashion Illustration

Waiting for the Parade by Samantha Hahn, 2010.

As 2012 draws to a close I feel slightly nostalgic and sad that another year has passed (where did the time go?) and yet excited for all the good things to come in 2013 and I have just learned that fashion illustration is set to have a big year. I couldn’t be more pleased by this. Seeing the excellent exhibit Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look at Brooklyn Public Library back in September has made me realize that fashion illustration is just as important as fashion photography. Sometimes it’s even more important!

It’s our friend Bill Cunningham! A 2011 work by Samantha Hahn.

Here are a few New York City fashion illustration events for 2013 I am especially excited about:

January 24 and February 7, 2013

Fashion Drawing Night at Society of Illustrators. The public is invited to draw live models styled in the latest fashions. Special guest appearances from CFDA members are scheduled.

July-August 2013

Fashion Illustration: The Essence of the Garment, curated by Brandon Graham, who curated the Brooklyn Public Library exhibit. Ruben Toledo, Tobie Giddo, and Garance Doré are some of the artists being considered for the Fashion Center exhibition, where artists will reinterpret the designs of prominent American designers.

Wouldn’t it be fun to see these trio of dresses by CFDA members as drawn by Ruben Toledo?

A work by George Stavrinos.

September 2013

Society of Illustrators will feature a retrospective of works by fashion illustrator George Stavrinos (1948-1990), who illustrated for Barney’s and other major retailers.

A retrospective of George Stavrinos’s work is scheduled for 2013.

2013 promises to be a great year for fashion illustration!

The above pictures by Samantha Hahn are from the exhibit Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look.

6 comments:

Marla said...

That Fashion Drawing Night sounds like so much fun. Oh those dresses by Ruben Toledo are gorgeous!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I am so excited to hear this...I love fashion illustration and would love to have some framed around my desk at home. I love to look at the illustrations as much as the real runway!
I also leave 2012 with some nostalgia. At the risk of sounding old, the years do go so much faster now. Thank you for the fun Christmas card and for thinking of me, Jill. I hope your holidays are special and maybe, just maybe we will meet face to face in 2013!!

fashionoverfifty said...

Hey Jill~I loved the link you had for the fashion illustrations--i saved a few on my phone and have them as walllpaper. Always inspirational!

happyface313 said...

Time flew - looking forward to reading a lot more interesting things from you ;-) Have a lovely weekend :-)

triskelos said...

Oh, this is lovely!

ladiga said...

Great!