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Moschino Gave Picasso a Campy Makeover for Spring/Summer 2020

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Fashion leaders are people who are influential in fashion. There are two main dimensions that can be seen in fashion leadership: fashion innovativeness and fashion opinion leadership. Fashion leaders are generally people who are genuinely interested in fashion for themselves and do not merely wear clothes to set trends for others.

 Moschino‘s runway shows are always among the most exciting of Milan Fashion Week. The house’s spring/summer 2020 show on Thursday was no different, even though this time around, creative director Jeremy Scott chose a theme that sounds a bit more staid than usual: Pablo Picasso. In the hands of the self-proclaimed “king of camp,” though, the collection was anything but esoteric; after all, Scott also designed the actual gilded picture frame, inspired by the artist Lorraine O’Grady, that made up Tracee Ellis Ross’s red carpet look for the 2019 camp-themed Met Gala. And while there was also a gilded frame on the runway, plus signature Picasso motifs like guitars and harlequins, riffs on cubism and abstraction made up the bulk of the collection, which you’ll no doubt be seeing on the art world’s gala circuit soon. Join models like Kaia Gerber, Joan Smalls, Soo Joo Park, and Gigi Hadid for a closer look backstage, here.

Fashion innovativeness is a characteristic of fashion leaders who have the tendency to buy a new fashion earlier than other consumers. While anyone can be a fashion leader, we are most likely to think of celebrities as fashion leaders, as these are people in the public eye who we see wearing new fashions and engage with. Fashion innovativeness in celebrity fashion leaders will often lead to trend setting, and members of the public will buy items in the new fashion as worn by the fashion leader.

Fashion Opinion Leaders

Fashion opinion leaders are people who communicate or express information about a new fashion in such a way that other people are influenced to accept or reject the fashion. Today, fashion bloggers are becoming influential fashion opinion leaders as they communicate online about new fashion trends. This can influence whether particular fashions are purchased. Fashion leaders can play a very significant role in the “adoption process” of fashion, because buyers will often decide whether to buy clothing in a particular fashion based on which fashion leaders they have seen wearing it. In the case of very popular celebrity fashion leaders, they can set a fashion trend or stop a style from being sold to the public.

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THE ART OF FASHION ILLUSTRATION

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A fashion illustration does something that a photograph can never do: It provides a direct connection to the designer and brings the energy and style within the clothing to reality. The illustrator’s job is to Ånd the balance between the drawing as a whole and the details in it that bring the garment to life. Fashion illustration provides the rare opportunity to savor a moment in history, long after the relevance of the clothing itself. The Art of Fashion Illustration includes interviews and illustrations from those who have seized this opportunity: both the emerging masters— the illustration world’s next big names—and the icons, a group whose body of work has already made their names recognizable. What’s surprising is that many of the featured artists didn’t Ånd their ¹fashionº calling until it was presented to them as an option in college. With hindsight they wonder if they should have seen the signs all along—the moments as a kid when they would tear the advertisements out of fashion magazines or collect beautiful images of models. Although their paths to becoming illustrators may have been diٺerent, one of the most refreshing characteristics of all the artists interviewed is that style is a signature dwelling. Some rely on traditional techniques such as pen and paper to realize their images, while others prefer to use digital options. Some love infusing rich and bold color, and others prefer to create in black and white. But the common shared experience among all the artists is that illustration is a career where diligence and perseverance pays ,and one in which the artists should never underestimate their ability to draw

A good fashion illustration should not only capture the vision of the designer, it should drive the essence of the times.

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Fashion illustration has somehow become this distinct category, but I just see it as another form of illustration. I’d like to see more narrative in fashion drawing. Stylists and photographers have so much fun hinting at characters and stories through fashion spreads, and anything is possible with drawing—you don’t have to worry about the budget and you can cast whoever you want.Taylor recalls the advice she was given by her tutor, artist Andrzej Klimowski, who passed it down from his tutor, famed poster designer Henryk Tomaszewski. klimowski used to say ‘personal work is professional hygiene.’ If you don’t keep making your own work along with your commissions, your professional work becomes dull. That’s very true. Taylor believes it’s important to look, read, and watch as much as possible. you don’t need to worry about fitting in with styles that are already out there—focus instead on developing your own visual language.

IMMERSED IN THE WORLD OF FASHION: PIPPA MCMANUS

one of the best things I learned while studying was mistakes lead to great things .

Pippa McManus creates illustrations that stay etched in your memory long after you’ve looked at the beautiful images. Her well-known works include illustrations of women on a monochromatic acrylic background with the focus on the woman’s hair and eyes. She always includes flowers somewhere in the piece. When she creates an illustration she goes through what she calls her mental rolodex of past fashion editorials and fashion shows, choosing various reference images from pieces that she loves—the face from one image, the pose or hair from another. When creating a commissioned piece she makes a small pencil sketch based on her reference or assigned subject and then describes the composition and style so that the client can see how the end product will look. If she is painting or drawing for herself, she’ll just start creating on her canvas. I was taught in art class in primary school never to use an eraser, so that means I have to work the illustration out thoroughly first or let my mistakes become part of the piece.

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