10 Amazing Fashion Illustrators To Follow On Instagram

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Garance Dore, @garancedore
04 Nov 2015

Garance Dore, @garancedore

Besides illustrating, Garance Dore also takes photographs and writes for her blog. Fun fact: Garance Doré isn’t her real name. It’s a pseudonym derived from renowned French illustrator Gustave Doré.

Follow her here!

Gretchen Röehrs, @groehrs
04 Nov 2015

Gretchen Röehrs, @groehrs

Combining drawings and cross-sections/shreds/slices of fruits and vegetables (and sometimes savoury food), Röehrs creates fashion that will make you hungry.

Follow her here! 

Carly Kuhn, @thecartorialist
04 Nov 2015

Carly Kuhn, @thecartorialist

LA-based Carly Kuhn takes fashion runways and front rows, and turns them into kitschy drawings and sketches. Our sister magazine obviously loves her too — ELLE US worked with the artist to round up fashion week using illustrations.

Follow her here!

Donald Robertson, @drawbertson
04 Nov 2015

Donald Robertson, @drawbertson

Donald Robertson proves that fashion is all about having fun with his tongue-in-cheek paintings and caricatures of fashion icons. Another reason to follow him on Instagram: He occasionally posts videos and pictures of his incredibly cute chidren.

Follow him here!

David Downton, @daviddownton
04 Nov 2015

David Downton, @daviddownton

One of the biggest names in the world of fashion illustration, David Downton is probably most renowned for his incredible portraits of celebrities and fashion icons, including Dita von Teese, Donatella Versace and Inès de la Fressange.

Follow him here!

Mery Saporito, @merysaporito
04 Nov 2015

Mery Saporito, @merysaporito

Fashion is everywhere — according to Mery Saporito’s Instagram account — from emojis, to flowers and even sushi. 

Follow her here!

Blair Breitenstein, @blairz
04 Nov 2015

Blair Breitenstein, @blairz

Breitenstein transforms iconic fashion photographs into larger-than-life drawings. As her Instagram bio states, it’s all about ‘Big lips, big hair, big lashes and Brigitte Bardot’.

Follow her here!

Bil Donovan, @bildonovan
04 Nov 2015

Bil Donovan, @bildonovan

Unlike most illustrators, Bil Donovan prefers to use paint instead, creating dreamy interpretations of the runway.

Follow him here!

Megan Hess, @meganhess_official
04 Nov 2015

Megan Hess, @meganhess_official

Hess got her start in the fashion industry after illustrating the cover of the Sex and the City novel in 2008. Since then, she’s worked with a lot of luxury labels, including Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. She’s released plenty of books too, and a must-have is her newly released Coco Chanel: The Illustrated Life of a Fashion Icon — the legacy of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel in the form of drawings.

Follow her here!

Jaesuk Kim, @jaesukkim
04 Nov 2015

Jaesuk Kim, @jaesukkim

Seoul-and-Singapore-based Jaesuk Kim is known for his faceless Susu girls. We love how dedicated Kim is to his work — he draws and brings them along when he travels, and poses them in front of real backdrops (like Marina Bay Sands). The result? The Susu girls look almost life-like.

Follow him here!

Can you believe fashion illustration dates all the way back to 500 years ago? Before photography and Photoshop, magazines used illustrated covers, and illustrators were a celebrated bunch. Since then, we’ve all swopped art for photographs, but they are still making waves in the fashion industry. With crazy talent and the clever use of social media, check out 10 of the world’s best fashion illustrators, and prepare to be awed and inspired.

Photos: @jaesukkim, @drawbertson, @meganhess_official, @thecartorialist, @groehrs, @blairz, @merysaporito, @bildonovan, @travelwritedraw, @dallasshaw, @paperfashion, @lenaker, @jessillustrator, @daviddownton and @garancedore via Instagram

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