Friday, January 13, 2012

Oscar de la Renta fashion illustration

Oscar de la Renta, acrylics and (colored pencils) and pastel on Arches hotpress watercolourpaper.
30x30 cm.
Rough sketch, pencil on paper, 21 x 25 cm.

Photo's made by: Team Peter Stigter.

Designer: Oscar de la Renta

When I saw these outfits made by Oscar de la Renta, I was blown away. Especially the left one is so beautiful, with the doll-face and everything in white, with the combination of textures, just: perfect.  I started to make an illustration with these outfits.

Under the photo on the site of Peter Stigter was written about (fake) fur and I wondered if these outfits were fake/real...Well, they have all kind of soft accesoires made from fox fur and rabbit fur on their site. Very dissapointing and uneccessary. More and more fashion designers are developing garments using fake fur. Prada, Vivienne Westwood, Victoria secret, Miu Miu, Michael Kors, Roberto Cavalli. Karl Lagerfeld even made a whole line!
I usually don't make statements with my illustrations. It's not that I wanted to make one, but when I was drawing, I just couldn't stop thinking about it. So if this is my first illustration with a statement ever...? So be it. To all the free furry animals!


  1. I like that you made the statement about using faux fur and the drawing looks lovely! x

  2. I also think the statement is really on it's place! There is no reason to use real fur, when it is now even accepted in the fashion industry, to wear faux.
    And I'm really glad you explained the picture :D At first, I just thought it was a little creepy with the seperated body parts, blood and runshot. Now it makes so much sense, and it very might be one of my favorites.
    The last picture is so cute as well XD


  3. I'm in love with your sketches ! specially the header sketch. Amaizing. wonder when I can draw like that.
    check mine ?

  4. I apologize for having just discovered your blog
    ~your illustrative style is fantastic/ very inspiring
    I will be back soon

  5. Wauw it's amazing what you can do :) Really! Please visit my blog if you feel like it:


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