Wednesday, 23 October 2013

London Fashion Week Fashion S/S 2014 Fashion Illustration for Amelia's Magazine

This season during London Fashion Week it was great to have the opportunity to contribute again to Amelia's Magazine by writing a number of reviews of catwalk shows and providing fashion illustrations for some of them. In my illustrating work I often find it rather tricky to stick to one particular style, as I can be in so many different moods when I seat down in front of paper, I have so many varied inspirations and I am not only one particular person.... But with fashion illustration, perhaps, this is somewhat of a strength as I do think each designer and collection have their own tone and feel which is interesting to try and convey via sometimes completely contrasting image making techniques.

Little Shilpa S/S 2014 - © 2013 Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs - read my Little Shilpa S/S 2014 presentation review in Amelia's Magazine here.

Helen Lawrence S/S 2014 - © 2013 Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs - read Amelia's Helen Lawrence S/S 2014 catwalk review here.

Yeashin S/S 2014 - © 2013 Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs - read Amelia's Yeashin S/S 2014 catwalk review here.

Charlie May S/S 2014 - © Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs - read Amelia's Charlie May S/S 2014 preview interview here.

Friday, 18 October 2013

'Tigress' illustration for Ada Zanditon S/S 2013 and Panthera

'Tigress' ©2012 Slowly The Eggs aka Maria Papadimitriou for Ada Zanditon and Panthera

The Tiger is the world’s largest cat, but it’s threatened with extinction. One hundred years ago, as many as 100,000 wild tigers roamed the forests and grasslands of Asia. Today, fewer than 3,200 tigers remain in the wild in 13 countries (source: Inspired by the boundless majesty of the Tiger, designer Ada Zanditon created for S/S 2013 a sensual collection of elegant sculptural ready to wear entitled 'Tigress Reign', and commissioned a number of illustrators to create images to accompany her collection and support Panthera's campaign. Here is the image I created inspired by one of the primary threats facing tigers, namely that wild tigers are being directly hunted to meet the demands of the illegal wildlife trade market. Tiger parts are consumed for traditional medicinal purposes across Asia, with a heavy demand in China. The international illegal trade in wildlife products is a booming business, and is estimated to yield more than $6 billion a year.