Designer Sketches for NYFW Fall 2014 {Part 1}

The best part of New York Fashion Week, for me, is usually the days leading up to it when designers release their sketches for a peek at whats to come from their collections! Today was the start of New York Fashion Week and the fashion illustrations have been pouring out over the past few days. Since there are so many to share this season I've decided to break up all my favorite sketches into a few posts and here, for part one I've chosen all the sketches that are light, etherial and simple. Lela Rose shown above, is always a favorite of mine and it's not hard to see why when you look at the delicate lace rendering on the skirt and beautifully stylized figure. 
Next is a great sketch that is slightly more bold with heavier pen and inked lines but still light and clean by Rebecca Vallance. For this illustration I love the attitude in the face and pose and the contrast in the overall illustration. Brandon Sun is another frequent favorite featured here on Fabulous Doodles. I absolutely love this sketch and how clearly it conveys the garments various textures; the sheer Swarovski encrusted skirt paired with a heavily textured and ribbed jacket and barely there figure lines. 
Lastly are two beautifully rendered evening gowns. The first one on the left by Erin Featherston, is a long sleeved, floor length lace gown. Once again I'm a fan of the way the lace is rendered and the attention to detail, clearly showing the gown's scalloped eyelash hem. Erin's sketches also always have a whimsical flirty feel to them, which here is conveyed with the one exaggerated eye. Jenny Packham's illustration, is monotone and simple but quite successful, using a strong confident pose for a delicate and etherial draped gown. 

Check back tomorrow for part 2 of my NYFW Fall 2014 top picks of designer sketches and visit WWD and NY Magazine for more designer inspiration from the collections. 

Leave a Comment