Showing posts with label Illustrations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Illustrations. Show all posts

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Summer Breezing with.....

 Dolce and Gabbana illustrations

Over the past few days, I had some of you readers asking me whether I have gone full time into blogging.  I was quite touched I must say.  The answer to that is, I wish!!
As much as  I like the idea of writing, I cannot keep up with it because of the nature of my work.  Nevertheless, I do get to it whenever I can.  I thank and appreciate each one of you; and all of you who pass by.  Thank you so much.
Lately I encountered a work situation that had caused a pause on what I do. "Fortunately" I used the opportunity and squeezed in time to look up for some inspirational writings to share with you.

The past week was quite a somber week for me personally.  Today, I thought I'd create a cheerful atmosphere, to put me in the right creative mood again.  I am working on my own illustrations at the moment, and thought it is a good opportunity to share some of the things I am looking at.

Well, summer is here!!! I chose a few of my favorite illustrations from one of my favorite designers, Dolce and Gabbana.
What I love about these illustrations, is the attitude.  Charming, full of fun, sleek, and definitely so refreshing.  Makes some of us start planning for the summer holidays ahead!!  

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Monday, 19 December 2011

Animated Illustrations with Attitude

Flashback on Christian Lacroix

 Where do I start???   A Quotation perhaps from the man himself.  "For me, elegance is not to pass unnoticed but to get to the very soul of what one is."

Briefly, Christian Lacroix no longer trades by his name after his fashion house went into bankruptcy in 2009.  Lacroix is one of designers who really inspire me and I think his work is amazing.
find out more .........

For those who are familiar with Lacroix, know exactly what they are in for.  If you are a "Bling" lover, you will agree with me.   His work is all about crazy embellishments, ornate beads, stones, sumptuous fabrics, laces, brocades, textures, vibrant colours and not forgetting chunky chains.  This is what sets him apart I suppose.  I would describe most of his designs timeless and wearable although some of them are a bit dramatic and costumey influenced by his background.  His interest in sketching started at a very young age.  His mother took him to opera shows, theaters and ballet, where he was greatly inspired and motivated to start sketching historical costumes and fashion.

I have chosen a few of my favourite images to illustrate the point I am making.


From my point of view, Christian Lacroix's illustrations are not far from the the real images.  I can just see the animation of it already, from the images.  I think this is quite cool and genius.  What I like about his illustrations is, they just not charming, colourful but they also tell you a story or give you a feel of attitude of the wearer.
I love the way he splashes those colours all over the place. Fantastic.  
These illustrations also gives you a feeling that he just enjoys every bit of it.  The child like lines, the roughness,  imagination, and expressions, brings the illustrations to life.  I like that!

more article on Christian Lacroix here.....