1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Fashion Fridays ~ Craig & Karl

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    Craig & Karl is a transatlantic illustration duo. Craig Redman is based in New York and Karl Maier in London. Despite the distance and time difference, they collaborate on a daily basis to create bold work that is both thoughtful and humorous.

    The duo, originally from Australia, began their working relationship whilst attending Queensland College of Art. Collaborating on a project in their very first semester, they hit it off and worked together on every project thereafter. Their partnership continued past college, founding the art and design group Rinzen Collective, with several friends.

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  6. Fashion Fridays ~ Mustafa Soydan

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    Mustafa Soydan is a fashion illustrator based in Istanbul, Turkey. Whose stylish and confident illustrations have amassed a following of over 36 thousand on Instagram.

    Soydan studied Fine Art at Çukurova University. Graduating in 2009, he landed a job straight away as an illustrator for a creative agency. He moved around companies for a short while before establishing his own, Mustafa Soydan Gallery. During this time, he has worked with large brands including Tom Ford, Chanel, Dolce&Gabbana, Mercedes-Benz, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Ogilvy & Mather.

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  7. Fashion Fridays ~ Pierre Simon (1907 – 1999)

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    Pierre Simon was a French fashion illustrator. Born in 1907 he started his career in the 1920s and was particularly active during the 1940s and 1950s. Predominately illustrating for advertisements, he worked with Christian Dior, Nina Ricci, Boucheron Jewelry and Orlane Cosmetics. His work also appeared in the French edition of Vogue magazine.

    Simon’s early work exhibit stylized elongated faces and hands, although his figures were relatively short. His women looked hard-nosed, similar to popular 1930s femme fatales of the time. As his style developed the reverse became true. He started drawing face that were more realistically proportioned, while he stretched out the body. Long necks and legs made his women look more delicate and elegant.

    Simon’s evolving style is a sign of the influence the artist trends had on him. His loaded ink brush technique is very reminiscent of René Gruau’s work. This is particularly noticeable looking at Simon’s 1950s illustrations. His later work more resembled traditional advertising illustration of the time, then it did fashion illustrations. Throughout his career he continuing to refine his own style. Perfecting the use of limited lines and colour, in just a few brush strokes he could create confident and engaging men and women that would effortlessly capture the viewers gaze.

    It is difficult to find a lot of Pierre Simon’s illustrations online, but a great place to start is HPrints.