Illustrated Fashion

Illustrators are always looking for new mediums to play with, and while I've dabbled in silk scarves and some Society 6 action, these labels have truly embraced and shown their appreciation of art through their collections.  

 

1. Quiet Sydney

Founded by Australian illustrator Kareena Zerefos who I've been following since before I started illustrating myself, Quiet Sydney is a handcrafted, delicate and ethically produced collection of feminine pieces. Her debut collection includes silky numbers, bordering on sleepwear but luxe enough to wear outdoors and alludes to a quiet Sunday of curling up with a good book, gently swaying in a hanging chair. Did I mention the beautiful Eucalypt print illustrated by Zerefos? 

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2. Gorman

Season after season, Gorman collaborates with artist after artist and the current range with monika forsberg is no disappointment! The signature prints are usually bright, bold with a vintage/tribal vibe. On top of that, Gorman has an outstanding Social and Ethical policy when it comes to manufacturing - bravo! 

3. Gucci

You have to hand it to Alessandro Michele - he has done wonderful things for Gucci, and one of them is collaborating with artist Jayde Fish on their SS17 collection. And what's even more amazing? The entire thing began on Instagram when she used his name as a hashtag. 

4. Edith Rewa

Oh Edith is the most AMAZING Australian botanical illustrator, with beautiful goods to boot. Based in the Blue Mountains (and inspired by, by the looks of it!), she's a fabulous textile designer and once you've drooled over the silky scarves, you can deck your house in her giclee prints too. 

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5. Jimmy Choo x Peter Farmer

This is such a wonderful (and meaningful) collaboration, and cross-cultural first to integrate indigenous art onto the luxury footwear stage. While I couldn't find out much about the release date of the collaboration, this is definitely a step in the right direction (geddit)! 

So would I like my own collection of illustrated clothing? It's definitely on the bucket list! 

Who have I missed? Let me know below! 

 

x Bel  

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