Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Badly Drawn Models x Dazed & Confused

Instagram famous Badly Drawn Models (@BadlyDrawnModels) has produced a new series for, after recently being interviewed by them on his new found success. Full interview here.

V magazine x Ricardo Fumanal.

Some of you may remember the series of designer portraits Ricardo Fumanal created for V Magazine's Summer 2013 issue. Ricardo has created two further ones for V's Summer 2015 issue, this time of J.W Anderson for Loewe and Alessandro Michele for Gucci. Issue available now.

Womenswear by Kelly Beeman

If anyone else follows J.W Anderson's instagram account then you'll also have noticed his repostings of Brooklyn based Kelly Beeman's work, who illustrated J-Dubs work amongst others recently. Here are the works, taken from her Behance account.

Burberry Prorsum SS2016

Dries Van Noten AW2015

Dries Van Noten AW2015

Dries Van Noten AW2015

Dries Van Noten AW2015

Erdem SS2015

J.W Anderson SS2015

Kenzo AW2015

Valentino Pre-Fall 2014

Valentino Pre-Fall 2014

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Decoy vol. 5 now available!

It has been rather a long wait but worth it! Vol. 5 is the biggest yet in size and content.

Vol. 5 - 

Large format magazine, 40 pages
Limited edition of 400 numbered copies

"Boys, boys boys. I'm looking for a good time..."
DECOY vol. 5 brings together some of the most exciting illustrators in fashion to focus on an alltogether more erotically charged approach to drawing menswear.

Colored Dudes - Leo Rydell Jost / Craig Green menswear by Rob Phillips / Unpublished Portraits - Tara Dougans / Kris Knight

Dick Pics - Richard Haines / Bodymapping - Richard Gray / Hear Me Calling - Jiiakuann / Untitled- Stephen William Doherty / Conceal Reveal - Richard Kilroy

Mel Odom / Liam Hodges (illustrations by Fiongal Greenlaw) / Luis Venegas

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Stockists announced soon

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Matthew Miller interview for Hero, illustrations by Kristina Gedris

Alongside discussing gender and the importance of casting, Matthew Miller in a new online interview for discusses working with Kristina Gedris as artist in residence at his studio during an internship.

"It’s nice to have an illustrator’s perspective. Ideally in my studio I’d have an artist in residence, a graphic designer in residence, an illustrator in residence and a product designer in residence. Great things come as an open dialogue about design and its philosophical roots."

Gedris, who is a final year illustration student at London College of Fashion has a great simplicity and rawness to her work that compliments the distinctive faces of Miller's castings, that interviewer Tempe Nakiska says 'beg a second look'.

see the full interview here.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Kris Knight

Quoted by Frida Giannini as a main inspiration when working on the FW 14/15 men's collection for Gucci (resulting in an exclusive print collaboration), Toronto based and figurative oil artist Kris Knight was recently selected personally by Christian Lacroix to create new work for the exhibition "Carte Blanche a Christian Lacroix" at the Cognacq museum, Paris.

Knight has previously been featured as the cover artist of new men's magazine Fashion For Men, and been interviewed for Candy Magazine and by Frida Giannini for Interview Magazine. Much like celebrated artist Alex Katz, the visual correlation with fashion imagery is no doubt evident in the casting and style of his subjects, personal friends of Knight who acknowledges that facial features are adapted as required to suit his character needs and a porcelain pattern is drawn on the skin, creating a visual that harks back to the greats of classic portraiture.

"The trend is very much about minimal abstraction for the younger generation. But for me, I love history. I love the portrait greats—Lawrence and Sargent and Gainsborough. And I'm hugely inspired by the Romantic and the neoclassical and symbolist movements, especially when the pretty started to get weird. I love rococo, just because it was deemed as superficial; the portraits are so glowing and slightly ghostly. There's a subtext to rococo that I love and want to bring to my work. I tend to care more about history than the now. I'd rather have people look at my work in 20 years and not worry about what the painting trends were in 2014."
Kris Knight interviewed by Frida Giannini, Interview Magazine, Jan 2015.