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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.