Menswear Illustration is a carefully curated book which showcases the diversity and creativity that defines contemporary menswear illustration. Given today’s vibrancy of contemporary men’s fashion around the world, illustrator Richard Kilroy has drawn together a selection of some of the most interesting, important and influential menswear illustrators around. The list includes drawings of Cédric Rivrain, sketches of Richard Haines, and works of Donald Urquhart, Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Matthew Attard Navarro and many more. Kilroy focuses solely on menswear illustrations in an attempt to highlight those nuances that differentiate the craft from illustrating e.g. womenswear. “It could be asked why this book should focus on menswear, when it might be more rational to reflect on illustration as a whole ... but when we examine those artists who concentrate on menswear, we find particular emphases, moods and styles that are idiosyncratic to their craft.” Ranging from interpretative to photorealistic works, Menswear Illustration features a wide variety of visual styles from watercolours and sketches to pencil drawings.
Richard Kilroy is a fashion illustrator, writer and editor, is a tutor at renowned Central Saint Martins and guest lecturer at Royal College of Arts, London. Kilroy’s clients include Christian Dior, Canali and numerous magazines.
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