The Illustrators

February 28, 2014

Five fashion illustrators you should follow on Instagram.

With an abundance of selfies and overshot of legs on Instagram, a creative Fashion fix can sometimes get a bit stale. Illustrators today are taking back in proclamation of being worthy artists via social media… and we can’t get enough of them. More and more brands and magazines are working with them in efforts to amp their editorial aesthetic and bring forth something more interesting than a photo. In this instance, each illustrator stands for their own ideology of how their work should be portrayed from an artistic to inspirational aspect.

Here are our favorite five:

Alex Tang Wei Hao’s work comes to life through detailed lines and on-par symmetry. There is a sort of movement in his designs that many artists try forever to accomplish. His signature is the red lip on colorless skin that cannot go unnoticed.

Birdy and Me uses mixed media to add feminine touches to her edgy designs.

Aaron Favalo‘s designs are very different from the rest, in that the personality is really shown through the characters sartorial choices… being that there are no real facial features. The clothing and adorable large headed figures bring forth a most endearing and comic image of the fashionable woman.

Paper Fashion was the first ever illustrator I had followed consecutively on social media. The work is very whimsical, feminine, and has impeccable implied detail. Its the type of work you wish was hanging all over your apartment.

Mike Frederico has become an industry favorite with his humorous designs of designers as their logos.

Have a great weekend!

Photo by Alex Tang Wei Hao

  • Mafalda

    I also like Garance Doré very much, she’s the most famous blogger in France. And this is so much better than selfies or #fromwhereistands!

    Mafalda ❤

    • Haute Inhabit

      I love Garance’s sketches! I did think it was a bit similar to Paper Fashion in how there are minimal lines, although her work is really beautiful.

  • StyleXpert

    All so different! Thanks!

    • Haute Inhabit

      Tried to get a good variety for yas.

  • Maxcebycecilej

    Oh wow, the second one is beyond gorgeous, I have to check it right now, thank you! <3

    Love from France 😀

    • Haute Inhabit

      Happy you like!

  • Júlia

    Love it! Specially the no-eyes dools!

    • Haute Inhabit

      Me too! I wish they were actual dolls, I’d have them sitting on my couch.

  • Prairie Wife

    This is so neat, thanks for sharing! My 5 year old daughter has really taken to drawing fashion sketches, and has already filled up her sketch book we got her for Christmas. She will love to look at these with me, and be so inspired. Love Aaron Favalo and Paper Fashion!

    • Haute Inhabit

      Ah, that is so great! <3