Tuesday, 1 July 2014

The Cosmo Sketches at Tom Greyhound Paris - Launch Event



Julian David AW14




With owner of Tom Greyhound Paris, David K


J.W. Anderson AW14 top (worn back to front)


Prints on display




Christopher Kane AW14 tshirt


Limited edition tops with prints available at Tom Greyhound


Lou Stoppard from SHOWstudio with friend



Kenzo AW14 tshirt





Kris Van Assche AW14 print shirt




With Laure from WWD - Womenswear Daily


Margiela Stitches



Photos courtesy of Tom Greyhound Paris



















Thursday, 19 June 2014

Richard Kilroy - New exhibition 'The Cosmo Sketches'


Cosmo wears J.W. Anderson AW14 knitted cape.

text from Amagazinecuratedby.com:

A Magazine Curated By is proud to present ‘The Cosmo Sketches’, an exhibition of new and existing works by the British illustrator Richard Kilroy at Tom Greyhound boutique in Paris, on the occasion of the Men’s Spring Summer 2015 fashion week.
Showcasing Kilroy’s finessed, graphic style of fashion illustration, the exhibition consists of new works featuring Australian model Cosmo MacDonald, sketched from a series of live sessions in Kilroy’s East London studio. Demonstrating the tangible nature of fashion illustration, these works depict a selection of Autumn Winter 2014-15 designs by J.W. Anderson, Christopher Kane, Maison Martin Margiela, Kenzo, Julien David and Kris Van Assche. Accompanied by short-run print editions from the artist’s extensive archive, The Cosmo Sketches documents an evolution in mens’ wear studies and a laser focus on the creations of avant-garde and emerging designers.
‘The Cosmo Sketches’ by Richard Kilroy
from June 26th – July 26th, 2014
www.tomgreyhound.fr19 Rue du Saintonge, 75003
Paris, France

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Richard Kilroy - Talk at House of Illustration 10th June

As part of the line-up for House of  Illustration's June schedule, I will be doing a presentation and talk on my work as an illustrator, and also as a promoter of the work of others, both for Decoy and regarding my upcoming book with Thames & Hudson on the best in contemporary menswear illustration.
For more details and tickets, please see the link here


 

Friday, 16 May 2014

Mathias Augustyniak of M/M Paris


As one half of art and design powerhouse M/M Paris, the artwork of Matthias Augustyniak has played an integral part in many of fashion's most notorious and memorable images. Providing elements of collage to the M/M Paris art directed campaigns of Givenchy, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein and Stella McCartney, and regular fully illustrated covers and editorials for Arena Homme + and Man About Town during M/M's creative direction, the presence of Augustyniak's recognisable work ranges from the sometimes subtle and complimentary to the dominating and aggressively pervasive.

His cover and editorial work with Willy Vandeperre for Arena Homme +'s f/w 2008/09 issue led to the original publication The Alphadicks, a series of 26 drawings inspired by the shoot. Click here to purchase.

text excerpt from M/M Paris official site:

"the book features a series of drawings by Mathias Augustyniak portraying twenty-six elegant young men, with giant phalli protruding from their backs, breaking out of their hats or placed delicately around their shoulders like animals after the hunt. A cheeky text in rhyme written by Glenn O’Brien, and entitled Dickheads, introduces the drawings, telling a story about men and their “two heads”.
A series of ornamented numbers, sketched especially for the book, completes the illustrations in this volume, the first in a series of “?” that inaugurates M/M (Paris) publishing imprint."




From The Alphadicks

















For Givenchy:










From Man About Town:
















From Arena Homme +








From The Alphamen, originally photographed by Inez Van Lamswwerde and Vinoodh Matadin for V MAN premiere issue f/w 2003/04:






Previous Campaign work:









Friday, 18 April 2014

Jiiakuann




It has been a very long time since I have posted on here. This is in part due to the fact I am in the last stages of completion for my book, and also that the last few months seem to have been somewhat of a quiet period in fashion illustration.

Jiiakuann however is a Chinese illustrator whom I have not had the fortune to come across before, and is something of an exciting discovery. Popular with mens publications L'Official Homme China, GQ China and FHM China, Jiiakuann states her work is heavily influenced by the figurative fine art of Lucian Freud, Elizabeth Peyton and Egon Schiele amonst others.

Her scenes are almost overwhelming with detail, and despite citing watercolour as her medium of choice, there are none of the usual bland watery tones evident. Her colours are rich and vibrant and something of a breath of fresh air to the current selection of illustrators currently in favour. While the environments and details of her work and bustling and active, her men are aloof amidst the chaotic scenes, resting and staring out calmly.