Thursday, 17 February 2011


I, along with a few other illustrators, was asked by Amelia's Magazine to interpret the dress above from Ada Zanditon's upcoming London Fashion Week A/W 2011 collection.

This was a really interesting task as the photo we received showed the dress on a hanger so we all had to imagine what it would look like on a model. Though not an overall difficult project, it was a little bit of challenge for me to capture the same architectural precision and beauty of the sleeves - the focal point of the dress. 

I usually use patterns for the background but I decided to switch it up a bit with this one. The sleeves on the dress reminded me of the Egyptian Pyramids, and because there's a link between the Pyramids and the constellations, I thought I would create a cosmic background to compliment the dress. The cosmic dust was made using oil pastels and the stars were created using Photoshop.

To top it off, I gave her a sculptural, avant garde hairstyle, as this is how I imagine women would style their hair when wearing this coat!

To view the Ada Zanditon LFW AW11 Preview article on Amelia's Magazine, click here.

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  1. Beautiful work! I love the starry sky! Crazy cool hair do too.

  2. Hi!! I know your blog today, its very creative. I like so much....
    I go on around here a litle bit more ;D
    Kisses from Madrid

  3. Hi ladies! Thanks very much for your comments! xx

  4. I really like the details on the sleeves, and the hair of course. why not try this illustration with a plain flat background? lovely!


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