Pattern Puzzle: Fashionarium paper

fashionarium_paperFrom a new to me blog called Fashionarium comes today’s pattern puzzle. The style depicted at right was rendered by Alexandra Zaharova & Ilya Plotnikov. This is just one of many pieces of eye candy in the entry.

Our hostess Julia Stanescu, is the curator of treasures selected across the web, a bit off beat which may be owing to proximity. She’s Romanian. I can’t speak for you but I enjoy visiting bloggers who don’t live in an echo chamber, endlessly re-selecting subject matter they find at arm’s length. Julia is also the author of a professionally produced ebook on fashion illustration called Enrich Your Fashion Illustration Techniques -and it’s very inexpensively priced at only $15. I’ll have to get that once I get beyond stick figures…

From another entry on her site, I discover a snapshot of art director Matthew Brodie who explains the process that went behind his shoot for the March 2011 issue of Madame magazine (story board and a journal the shoot is here). Not surprisingly, one of Galliano’s pattern cutters was pressed into service. Some of the detail is just mind boggling.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my latest discovery. It’s rather embarrassing actually. Julia’s been blogging since… well, I don’t know how long. None of her entries are dated but it’s certainly been long enough to be embarrassed I hadn’t found it before now.

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