New York Fashion Week 2015 | Part 3

In case you missed part 1 and 2, here is what is going on: In honor of New York Fashion Week, I am spotlighting fashion illustrators September 10–16. On September 17th, there will be a NYFW edition of β€œBest Dressed.”

Part 1: https://laurenmichelephotography.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/new-york-fashion-week-part-1/

Part 2: https://laurenmichelephotography.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/new-york-fashion-week-2015-part-2/

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– Guillermo Garcia Meraz –

Garcia Meraz, Guillermo. Lupita Nyong'o. 2015. Web. 12 Sept. 2015. https://instagram.com/p/zsRZghIgKP/?taken-by=guillermo_meraz.
Garcia Meraz, Guillermo. Lupita Nyong’o. 2015. Web. 12 Sept. 2015. https://instagram.com/p/zsRZghIgKP/?taken-by=guillermo_meraz.
Garcia Meraz, Guillermo. Tim Burton Collection. 2014. Web. 12 Sept. 2015. https://www.facebook.com/guillermomerazfashionillustration/photos/a.814583711919383.1073741829.699595293418226/869005899810497/?type=3&theater.
Garcia Meraz, Guillermo. Tim Burton Collection. 2014. Web. 12 Sept. 2015. https://www.facebook.com/guillermomerazfashionillustration/photos/a.814583711919383.1073741829.699595293418226/869005899810497/?type=3&theater.

Guillermo’s trademark style is willowy, high fashion versions of celebrities and fictional characters with full lips and sunken cheeks. His work is flawless. I am always on the edge of my seat waiting to see what celebrity or character he is going to create next. I highly recommend you follow him on Instagram!

Please support the artist:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/guillermomerazfashionillustration

Instagram – https://instagram.com/guillermo_meraz/?hl=en

– Holly Nichols –

Nichols, Holly. Web. 12 Sept. 2015. https://www.facebook.com/hollynicholsillustration/photos/pb.462579940486181.-2207520000.1442119370./857191017691736/?type=3&theater
Nichols, Holly. Web. 12 Sept. 2015. https://www.facebook.com/hollynicholsillustration/photos/pb.462579940486181.-2207520000.1442119370./857191017691736/?type=3&theater
Nichols, Holly. Web. 12 Sept. 2015. https://www.facebook.com/hollynicholsillustration/photos/pb.462579940486181.-2207520000.1442119366./870873902990114/?type=3&theater
Nichols, Holly. Web. 12 Sept. 2015. https://www.facebook.com/hollynicholsillustration/photos/pb.462579940486181.-2207520000.1442119366./870873902990114/?type=3&theater

Holly illustrates both red carpet and street fashion, but I want to focus on her street fashion because it makes up the majority of her work. Her characters and their apparel are so relatable. I constantly find myself loving an outfit and thinking of what pieces in my wardrobe are comparable. I don’t suppose there is a way to make the clothing materialize and find its way to my closet?? I also want to highlight her skill of illustrating hair with body and movement. That cannot be easy, but then again I am 0% talented when it comes to drawing. Random Thought: Holly’s characters remind me of My Scene. Anyone else remember My Scene??

Please support the artist:

Etsy – https://www.etsy.com/shop/hnillustration

Follow Holly on Instagram for New York Fashion Week-Inspired Illustrations – https://instagram.com/hnicholsillustration/?hl=en

Website – http://www.hnicholsillustration.com/

– Inslee Haynes –

Haynes, Inslee. Hayden Lasher. 2014. Web. 12 Sept. 2015. http://www.inslee.net/blogs/thesketchbook/15147941-hayden-lasher-inslee.
Haynes, Inslee. Hayden Lasher. 2014. Web. 12 Sept. 2015. http://www.inslee.net/blogs/thesketchbook/15147941-hayden-lasher-inslee.
Haynes, Inslee. The Patisserie. 2014. Web. 12 Sept. 2015. https://www.facebook.com/InsleebyDesignPage/photos/pb.180401235335291.-2207520000.1442105486./673891652652911/?type=3&theater.
Haynes, Inslee. The Patisserie. 2014. Web. 12 Sept. 2015. https://www.facebook.com/InsleebyDesignPage/photos/pb.180401235335291.-2207520000.1442105486./673891652652911/?type=3&theater.

According to the bio on her website, Inslee uses both ink and watercolor paints (“About”). She has definitely found the “Magic Mix.” The raw edges of the paint balanced by the precise edges of the pen produce beautiful results. This seems an appropriate time to mention my love for the gradation that watercolors produce. It’s the little things!

Please support the artist:

Instagram – https://instagram.com/inslee/?hl=en

Website – http://inslee.net/

– Izak Zenou –

Zenou, Izak. 2015. Web. 12 Sept. 2015. https://www.facebook.com/262509960438942/photos/pb.262509960438942.-2207520000.1442106685./898271570196108/?type=3&theater.
Zenou, Izak. 2015. Web. 12 Sept. 2015. https://www.facebook.com/262509960438942/photos/pb.262509960438942.-2207520000.1442106685./898271570196108/?type=3&theater.
Zenou, Izak. 2015. Web. 12 Sept. 2015. https://www.facebook.com/262509960438942/photos/pb.262509960438942.-2207520000.1442106685./943730158983582/?type=3&theater.
Zenou, Izak. 2015. Web. 12 Sept. 2015. https://www.facebook.com/262509960438942/photos/pb.262509960438942.-2207520000.1442106685./943730158983582/?type=3&theater.

I would describe Izak’s work as contained chaos, and I mean that in a positive manner. There are a flurry of colors and strokes varying in size and direction; one can feel the movement of each scene. The illustrations feel slightly imperfect and rough but also stylish; they are fashion in motion. Random Thought: There appears to be a faint, fuzzy texture visible over some of Izak’s work; it brings me back to my art school days and the feeling of printmaking paper in my hands.

Please support the artist:

Instagram – https://instagram.com/lezenou/

Website – http://www.izakzenou.com/

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Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section. Part 4 will be up tomorrow evening.

β€œSee” you tomorrow readers! πŸ™‚

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“About.” inslee.net. N.p., 2014. Web. 12 Sept. 2015. http://inslee.net/pages/about.

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