1. Fashion Fridays ~ Gladys Perint Palmer

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    Gladys Perint Palmer is an esteemed illustrator, journalist, and educator. She studied at two of the finest fashion schools in the world, Central Saint Martins, and at the Parsons School of Design. She is currently the Executive Vice President of Artistic Development at San Francisco’s Academy of Art.

    Born in 1947 Budapest, Hungary, Perint Palmer and her family moved to England when she was young. She learned to draw from her mother and taught herself to write by reading and rewriting over and over. She studied 3 years of Fashion Design at the Central Saint Martins in London, under the guidance of illustrator Elizabeth Suterand. She then travelled across the pond to study Fashion Illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York.

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  2. Fashion Fridays ~ Harumi Yamaguchi

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    Harumi Yamaguchi is a seminal Japanese artist, whose illustrations evoked female equality in an era of great political and social reforms. When she embarked on her career, in the early 1970s, Yamaguchi was the only eminent illustrator working with the airbrush medium.

    Yamaguchi was born 1941, in Matsue in Japan’s Shimane prefecture. She attended the Tokyo University of the Arts, graduating with a degree in oil painting. She worked in the publicity department of Seibu Department Stores, before becoming a freelance illustrator.

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  3. Fashion Fridays ~ Michaele Vollbracht

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    Michaele Vollbracht is a fashion designer and illustrator. He has collaborated with big brands and helmed his own groundbreaking label. In 1980, he was given the Coty American Fashion Critics Award (fashion’s Oscar) and in 1981, Newsweek magazine dubbed him “a fashion comet.”

    Vollbracht was born 17 November 1947 in Quincy, Illinois. He attended the Parsons School of Design (now Parsons The New School for Design), where he earned the school’s highest honour, the Golden Thimble Award. He began his career in fashion working as a design assistant for one of New York’s most famous fashion designers, Geoffrey Beene. He later joined the design team of Donald Brooks.

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  4. Fashion Fridays ~ Amelie Hegardt

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    Amelie Hegardt is an artist, illustrator, and associate lecturer. Originally from Stockholm, Sweden she now lives and works in London, England. Her work has been shown across the world in books and on buildings.

    Some of her notable clients include Elle, Harrods, MAC Cosmetics, Marie Claire, and Vogue. Alongside her commercial endeavours, Hegardt currently teaches Life Drawing and Fashion Illustration at the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins.

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  5. Fashion Fridays ~ Jessica Durrant

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    Jessica Durrant is a fashion illustrator based in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work is inspired by travel, music, film, architecture, and Scandinavian design. She takes visual cues from contemporary fashion illustrators including David Downton, and classic artist such as René Gruau.

    Durrant grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. She studied Illustration at Southern Utah University. After her degree, she worked in a museum and put illustration to the side, choosing not to pursue it. That was until a few years later when she decided to make a change and slowly get back into a creative life. She began by putting her work on Etsy. Receiving a positive reaction, she gradually made the transition to doing it full-time.

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  6. Fashion Fridays ~ Sarah Hankinson

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    Sarah Hankinson is a fashion illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. She combines typographic and floral elements with careful line work and unfettered splashes of watercolour. Her merry mixed media artwork has attracted clients including Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, Maybelline New York-Austraila and Harrods.

    Hankinson attended the Chisholm Institute, to study Graphic Design. However, after feeling it wasn’t quite right for her, she moved over to the Illustration course. Finding it a much better fit, she dug her heels in and picked up as much as she could from her teachers. Learning skills and techniques as well as business and professionalism.

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  7. Fashion Fridays ~ Megan Hess

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    Megan Hess is an Australian fashion illustrator. She has worked with renowned clients including Prada, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., and Yves Saint Laurent. She has written and illustrated three best-selling books, Fashion House, The Dress and Coco Chanel.

    Born in Brisbane, Hess would draw as a child, yet never considered it would be something she could do for a living. So when she was a little older she decided to study Graphic Design at Griffith University.

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