Fashion Week: Designer Sketches {Fall 2012}

(BGBG and Rachel Roy)
Today was the last day of the shows for the fall 2012 New York collections so what better day than today to post some of my favorite designer fashion illustrations from this season. It always interests me to pool different designers sketches and see their take on illustrating.
(Rebecca Minkoff, Tibi, Chris Benz)
Although my personal style of illustrating tends to be very detailed and fully rendered I absolutely love the sketchy quality of the illustrations from designers Rachel Roy and Rebecca Minkoff. And the style of the light weight pen sketches from both Tibi and Chris Benz (shown above) are such a fun and whimsical take on illustration.
(James Coviello, Elie Tahari and NHAM)
This James Coviello illustration (above left) displays such great fabric rendering and its always nice to see some bright colors incorporated into a fall palette. And I love that the NAHM sketch (above right) combines two different rendering techniques, simple pencil sketching for the body, and a markered technique for the clothing. Its such a striking combination, I may even try it out myself soon.
(Tracy Reese, Nicole Miller and DKNY)
Last but certainly not least is a fun profile illustration from Tracy Resse which appears be a computer generated illustration. (Which brings back haunting memories of FIT and CAD classes! I'm a pencil-to-paper kind of girl.) The chic 70's inspired girl in the middle is from one of my best friends Renaldo Barnette, for Nicole Miller's fall collection. It always amazes me how he can channel so much attitude and energy without showing the face or eyes, like in this fabulous illustration. And lastly is a "doodlesque" loose sketch from DKNY.

I'm working on a post wrapping my fashion week excursions since last weekend's Barbie excitement but in the mean time I hope you enjoy these girls. Which is your favorite and why?

(Designer illustrations from Pantone and Stylist)

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Kathleen said...

It's hard to choose favourites when they're all so different! For me, it's probably a toss up between Tibi and DKNY, because the proportions are so unusual.

I too disliked doing computer generated sketches at school, I never got the hang of it.

Luciana Borges said...

I love your work!!!

Brooke said...

Thanks Luciana but these arent actually my sketches. These are from the actual designers. :)

Brooke said...

Kathleen, my faves are Rebecca Minkoff and Rachel Roy. I love how they're stylized and artsy but still completely convey the designs and are readable.

Cathy of Eye Puffiness said...

That was actually a great sketch. Hmm really love it.

Jesika said...

LOVE your illustrations, you rock!!:)

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