I love illustration. And I LOVE fashion illustration. It may be a little known fact that a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I worked in fashion. I loved the buzz. The giddy and exciting feeling of a new collection. Squeezing my frame into sample size (squeezing being the operative word).
David Downton worked on a huge mix of projects including advertising, packaging, fiction illustration and cookbooks before the Financial Times commissioned him in 1996 to draw at the couture shows.
In 2007 David launched Pourquoi Pas? the first ever journal of fashion illustration.
No matter his history, I'm pretty smitten with his fluid lines, and the economy of the strokes. Those few lines have the power to say so much.
all images are courtesy of David Downton