Tuesday, 27 January 2015

M/M Paris AW15 show invitations

Dior Homme


James Davison x James Long AW15

Designer James Long's AW15 collection featured exclusive prints by illustrator James Davison, whose work has also recently graced the walls of Johnny Woo's new club The Glory and Sibling's concession at Dover St Market.
Davison's male characters and sketches remind me of the work of Glen Hanson's hyper pumped up men and also Robert Richards for their unabashed sexiness, but with a greater energetic and colourful sketch-like quality.

James Long AW15 Show Invitation

backstage at Sibling SS15

'Euphoric Pursuit'
from James Long's AW15 Collaboration

'Euphoric Chambers'
from James Long's AW15 collaboration

Monday, 26 January 2015

Milan Mens AW15 by Unskilled Worker


Ermenegildo Zegan




Emporio Armani

Roberto Cavalli


Salvatore Ferragamo

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Christopher Shannon AW15 by Chloe Feinburg

For the AW15 season of London Collections: Men, SHOWstudio have taken on artist Chloe Feinburg. Each illustration varies in style significantly, but this is my personal favourite.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Richard Kilroy x John Smedley - Century Of Colour

I've produced a series of new works in collaboration with John Smedley for their 'Century of Colour' collection, focusing on graduated colours and dip dye processes.

For more information see Fenwick's article with John Smedley here.

Drawings: Men & Style - Exhibition Preview

Text from display at The Hospital Club, running 9-12th January

Drawings: Men & Style

The continued rise in men’s fashion worldwide results in the increased interest in its illustrated depiction worldwide.

The works on display at The Hospital Club during London Collections: Men showcase a series of original works by prominent illustrators. This selection is part of the upcoming exhibition Drawings: Men & Style curated by Gemma A Williams at Paul Smith, No. 9 Albemarle Street, London, starting February 2015.

The series selected highlights in particular the drawing of British menswear and the British interpretation of men’s style. From the bold and graphic to the finely detailed, these works explore their perceptions of the modern male and his engagement with fashion.

Launched to coincide with upcoming title Menswear Illustration by Richard Kilroy, published by Thames & Hudson, the book offers a definitive overview into this unique area profiling its most respected leaders and examining the works which makes them the fashion industry’s most celebrated illustrators.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Rob Phillips

Creative Director at London College of Fashion for the School of Design and Technology, the elongated and tense figures of Rob Phillips' illustrations show a sense of form and conviction that reflect his many years of experience in studying fashion and figure, as mentor, designer, fashion editor for International Textiles magazine and Creative Director of Fashion Forecast magazine, amongst other outlets including SHOWstudio, The Guardian and recently commissioned works for A Magazine Curated By.

All images from www.robphillipswork.com

Self Portrait wearing Craig Green SS15

Self Portrait wearing Dries Van Noten SS15

Loewe SS15

Loewe SS15

Loewe SS15

Christophe Lemaire SS15

Marni SS15

Marni SS15

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Preen SS15 by Julie Verhoeven

LFW Daily, the official newspaper of London Fashion Week, commission an illustrator each season to live draw at one of the shows, with past contributors including David Downton and Tanya Ling. This season sees Julie Verhoeven interpret a look from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Fiongal Greenlaw

Fiongal Greenlaw is a designer previously mentioned on Decoy's blog after he graduated from The Royal College of Art, London last year, where he obtained an M.A in menswear design. (see previous post here.)

This post is rather a recap of Fiongal's portfolio that has been uploaded to his site since graduating, where you can view more work. His brilliantly original illustrations hold their own strength as individual works in their own right, and not just as design idea sketches for line-ups.

Fiongal's work will feature in Menswear Illustration (Thames & Hudson), released in January, 2015.