Fashion is one of my passions and it always has been. Besides my extreme adoration for new clothes, there is a certain glamor that draws me to it and, apparently I’m not alone. The very popular fashion reality show, Project Runway, draws 2.3 million viewer per week.
Fashion designers began to see a bit of celebrity status in the early part of the 20th century as Coco Chanel, Valentino and Yves saint Laurent dominated the 1960s. However, designers began to enjoy rock star status in the 1970s with the likes of Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, and Halston. Fashion has been a part of rock and roll from the beginning and in turn, rock and roll has influenced fashion. In fact, fashion touches every part of popular culture and art is no exception. Besides the art of fashion photography, which has given us some of the most beautiful (not to mention controversial) images ever snapped, it has also inspired many artist in the same way designers are inspired to design beautiful clothing.
Because Fashion Week is upon us – September 9 – 16 – New York City – I felt it only fitting to run a post on fashion.
Here are some examples of fashion prints & posters found on Imagekind.
Green Dress by Lauren Maurer
Lauren Maurer is mainly works with watercolors. In her dresses series, she paints simple dresses on headless mannequins for a whimsical look at fashion.
Vintage Couture IV by Ricki Mountain
While Ricki Mountain is not a fashion illustrator, she manages to capture 5 amazing vintage fashion images.
Smoke & Seduction - Self Portrait by Jaeda DeWalt
Jaeda DeWalt is a provocative photographer who captures images which can be alarming and beautiful at the same time.
Summer Fashion by Giovanna Dasso
Admittedly obsessed with fashion, young artist Giovanna Dasso might just be the next big fashion designer to emerge from Italy.
Fishnets by Erin Ashley
While Erin Ashley is mainly an abstract impressionist, in her women series she touches on fashion and the female form with an abstract slant.
coelacanth by Gladys White
Gladys White also paints women with an abstract slant. Here she captures a a Renaissance art feel, but with an updated aesthetic.
Street legs | II by Paolo Martinez
Simple can be arresting proves photographer Paolo Martinez as he captures provocative images through his lenses.
fashion model by Vanessa VM
Apparently a fashioninista herself, Vanessa VM dedicates an entire gallery to fashion models.
MTTMIITFW warholed by WendyL WD
Admittedly Warhol inspired, Wendyl WD does fashion inspired sef portraits in block style.
Camilla by Kale Van Leeuwen
Kale Van Leeuwen is not a fashion illustrated, yet here he captures a fashionably dressed torus of a woman named Cammilla.
Chanel dress by Annie McHugh
You needn’t know who Chanel is to enjoy this moment in time by Annie McHugh, but it would probably make more sense if did.
Woman with earring by Myradama
The title of this Myradama piece is pretty straightforward,as are all this artist’s fashion illustrations.
Debut by Fenia Labropoulou
While her Imagekind gallery is small, Fenia Labropoulou shows a lot of promise as a fashion photographer.