Asian Couture Federation has recently commissioned Decue Wu to create 2 illustrations based on Sebastian Gunawan x Couturissimo and Michael Cinco x Couturissimo collections. Here are the results.
On April 1st, Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) released a statement – Hedi Slimane has exited the fashion house.
Hedi took over the creative director position in 2012 and since then Saint Laurent has become one of hottest brands in the fashion world. From 2012 to 2016, he successfully created a new identity for the brand by adding the rock & roll element to the collections.
March 7, 2016 was the day he ended his YSL era on a high note. The 80’s inspired F/W 2016 collection was a tribute to Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent and every look was memorable.
No one knows when Hedi will return to fashion scene as a creative director, but one thing for sure – we will always remember the collections he has created for Yves Saint Laurent. At Draw A Dot., I have invited 15 illustrators to pay tribute to this glorious era.
This is Part 1.
It was an intense 2 weeks in the Draw A Dot. community as many illustrators have submitted their works to the latest Valentino F/W 2016 Countdown Illustration Open Call! While we still have to wait to see who is the winner of this open call (it will announce soon on Valentino Instagram account), here are some of my favourites!
For this month and December, I am doing a special collaboration with the Asian Couture Federation If you have not heard of the organization, here is some information for you:
“The Asian Couture Federation is a self-financed, not-for-profit company limited by guarantee governed by its mission, organisational charter, and bylaws. The ACF is the first organization in Asia to recognize, support and promote Asian Couturiers who have exhibited the highest levels of artistry in fashion design. Additionally, the ACF supports talented emerging designers region-wide.”
For this project, I have paired 4 illustrators with 4 designers and here is the 1st pair. I asked Decue Wu to illustrate one of the looks from Sebastian Gunawan collections. This art work is beautifully done and has a great surreal vibe. The peacock does make the illustration more complete and the “folding” effect makes me think of those Chinese room dividers. Overall, this is such a nice illustration!
Courtesy of Decue Wu
When I first saw Decue Wu‘s works, my reaction was, “wow, these illustrations are so good! Is she the recreation of Picasso?” Her works are always so pretty, with a nice surreal touch. If you are a fan of Picasso‘s works, then you will understand why I am in love with her style. For this week, I finally have the chance to feature her on Swide!