1. Fashion Fridays ~ Naja Conrad-Hansen

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    Naja Conrad-Hansen is an illustrator and designer living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has illustrated for advertisements, magazines, books, products and apparel. She has been nominated and selected for Lürzer’s archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide four times in a row.

    She was born in Copenhagen, though as a child spent time in Greece, Egypt, Finland and Berlin, among other places. She graduated with a MA in Visual Communication from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2003. Within the same year, she had begun working as a fulltime illustrator.

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  2. Fashion Fridays ~ Kelly Thompson

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    Kelly Thompson is an illustrator, photographer and art director currently living in Melbourne, Australia. Having gained a reputation as a public speaker and fashion enthusiast she has worked for many well-known brands. Her work, beautiful and ephemeral, exhibits women that have been described as “nonchalantly sexy.”

    Thompson completed a Bachelor of Design with honours in Photography at Massey University in New Zealand. Working as a manager in a sunglass store, she tirelessly sent out emails to magazines, hoping someone would give her a break. Work opportunities slowly came in, and by 2006, she built up enough work to allow her to leave the shop and become a freelancer full-time.

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  3. Fashion Fridays ~ Coco Pit

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    Coco Pit is a French designer and graphic artist. Collaborating with the fashion, beauty and design industries, her work has been published in numerous publications as well as shown in exhibitions around the world.

    After graduating in Fine Art at the University of Paris VIII, she moved to London, England to set up her own creative and technology consultancy called “getConfused.” Then Coco traveled to Japan, Asia, and the US, only to return to Paris in 2013. Nowadays, she dividing her time between illustration commissions for major retail brands and trend reports for fashion publications.

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  4. Fashion Fridays ~ Cassandre Montoriol

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    Cassandre Montoriol is an illustrator based in Paris, France. Capturing everything from shop fronts and cityscapes to cluttered bookshelves and busy offices. Her hand-drawn illustrations are often found spread across the glossy pages of prestigious publications.

    In 1996, Montoriol graduated from Paris art school ESAG Penninghen. She has worked with a long list of esteem brands including Hermès, LVMH, Bloomingdale’s, GAP, and M/B. She also receives regular commissions from fashion magazines Vanity Fair, Vogue, Marie Claire and Glamour.

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  5. Pierre Brissaud (1885 – 1964)

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    Pierre Brissaud was a French illustrator, painter, and a prominent figure of French Art Deco. He created illustrations for publications Les Feuillets d’Art, La Gazette du Bon Ton, Fortune, House & Garden, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. He also illustrated books by renown authors Gustave Flaubert, Eugène Fromentin, and Honoré de Balzac, among others.

    Born in 1885 in Paris, France to a family of artists. His brother, Jacques Brissaud, and uncle, Maurice Boutet de Monvel were both painters. His first cousin, Bernard Boutet de Monvel, is regarded as one of the finest illustrators of the Art Deco era. Pierre Brissaud and his brother were artistic companions. Their uncle, Boutet de Monvel, taught them art.

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  6. Fashion Fridays ~ Natalia Sanabria

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    Natalia Sanabria is an fashion illustrator from San José, Costa Rica. Her high-spirited and colourful pieces have an enjoyable 80s nostalgia to them.

    Drawing from a young age, once developing an interested in fashion, Sanabria started making collages from magazine images. She studied Graphic Design and Painting at the University of Costa Rica. Since graduating, she has worked mainly in fashion, publishing and editorial. Clients including NYLON Magazine, MAC Cosmetics, Sunglass Hut and Where GuestBook New York.

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  7. Fashion Fridays ~ Gill Button

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    Gill Button is an artist and illustrator based in London. Her confident, aqueous oil and ink paintings have been published in many leading publications, used for brand campaigns, and exhibited in numerous prominent galleries.

    Button studied at Maidstone College of Art, then later completed a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration at Kingston University London. Graduating in 1995, Button has gone on to work for some of today’s leading companies and some of our most influential publications, including BBC, Wolf Ollins, Vanity Fair, Tatler, The Times, Gallimard, and Gucci. Her work has been exhibited in the Fashion Illustration Gallery, Less is More Projects, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Coningsby gallery.

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