Fashion & Beauty / 19.07.15 / BY Bella Serventi

STYLE: FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS YOU’LL LUST AFTER

Handy with a pack of derwents and can sketch a Chanel bag in your sleep? If you love creating romantic and contemporary drawings that come to life with every stroke you may be the perfect candidate for a new career in fashion illustration.

There has certainly been a rise of beautiful fashion and lifestyle illustrations that are taking web design by storm. Beautifully drawn and modern in design, these artists are becoming ever so popular in the world of publishing. If you are a natural artist and can draw lust worthy creations, you could find yourself in a brand new career! Some of the best in the market have created burgeoning businesses and more often than not continuously sell out their prints, gift cards and framed sketches online. So pull out your pencil case and check out La Femme Mecca’s favourite fashion illustrators to get inspired.

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MEGAN HESS

Known for her work with Tiffany & Co., Chanel and New York department store Henri Bendel, she also has a beautiful coffee table book with her most gorgeous illustrations. You can see more of her work on instagram @meganhessillustration

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KELLY SMITH

You’ll recognise the work of Kelly’s brand Birdy & Me from jewellery designer Samantha Wills’ line of stationery. Her drawings of beautiful women are so realistic, but she always adds something whimiscal. Follow her at @birdyandme

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KERRIE HESS

Megan’s equally talented sister (bet they had one hell of a craft room when they were kids) has also clocked up an impressive list of clients, including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and net-a-porter. We also love her gift card range. See her work @kerriehessillustration

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SALLY SPRATT

No doubt you’ve seen (and probably follow) Sally Spratt’s The Lust Lust works on instagram. Her talent is incredible and she curates beautiful fashion and beauty items and illustrates them into a set-up. Perfect for a gift to bestie (and gift to self). She’s @_THELUSTLIST_

 

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AARON FAVALORO

A fave with the fashpack – Aaron’s illos are outfit-focused. He draws popular media and fashion identities that somehow manage to look just like them, despite having no facial details. Check him out @aaronfavaloro

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DONALD DRAWBERTSON

This New Yorker’s work has appeared in Vanity Fair and has been regrammed by the likes of Carine Roitfield and Beyonce. The splashy illos are more cool than pretty. We think one of his pieces would look fab at LFM HQ! Find him @donalddrawbertson

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Author / Bella Serventi