The Beautiful: Illustrations For Fashion And Style
The work of today's trendiest and most promising fashion and lifestyle illustrators.
Paperback, 239 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Gestalten Verlag
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Most fashion design books to me are abstract, at least those that I've seen.
I wasn't expecting much from this book until I flipped to the first page. And I was blown away. Wow. The illustrations are stunningly beautiful. I found myself turning the pages really slowly, admiring the artwork presented.
Most of the work featured are traditional or created to look that way. They have a very nice textural feel to them. There are a lot of beautiful ink washes, line art...more
While there isn't much description or insight into the illustrators/designers backstory or way of working, the designs themselves are captivating enough. On a boring day, I'd flip through these pictures and feel inspired and fascinated. Maybe even worth a buy!