Rosie McGuinness is a London-based fashion illustrator with a focus on figure. She has worked largely in editorial, catwalk reports, line-ups and look-books for clients including i-D, the V&A museum, Penguin books, Whistles and LCF for Victoria Beckham.
McGuinness originally studied fashion design, specialising in womenswear. However, preferring the presentation aspects of fashion design over the technical, upon graduating she decided to pursue illustration. Ever since her first commissions, producing runway reports for Net-A-porter and Garage magazine, her style has continued to evolve.
Illustration for me is a hugely satisfying creative process, something to concentrate on with instant results.
— Rosie McGuinness, Slashstroke Magazine
McGuinness combines her fashion design education with regular life drawing practise to elegantly dress figures in textured fabrics. Her characters, predominately women, are slender with an air of self-importance. They feel grounded, as McGuinness carefully considers the motion and balance of their posture. Created by hand, using pen and inks, her lines are fluid and expressive with a timeless quality.