Keeping up with the fashion world is more often than not, a daunting task. Fashion magazines/Instagram accounts might offer insight into the day’s fashion trends and looks. But even as they focus on the latest fashions and trends, they still have their own take on what constitutes a true pop-culture sensation.
But there’s another way to look at it – understanding fashion trends not as news items but as an art form. And as a form of art, fashion can be interpreted in other ways that aren’t restricted to just one particular medium. Following fashion illustrators is a great—and more importantly, inspiring—way of keeping up with recent trends.
A recent favorite of ours is fashion illustrator Esra Roise. A Norwegian freelance illustrator based in Oslo, her selected clients include VOGUE, Stella McCartney, Burberry, Estée Lauder, and NIKE, to name a few.
“I’ve been lucky enough to be graced with awesome clients that often let me play around with the given tasks, and just do my thing, which I very much enjoy,” she relayed in an interview with Artflakes, where she explained her work process. “But that being said, I try to accommodate the clients wish as much as I can without compromising my own aesthetic when working with a specific brief. With personal work, it is more of a spur of the moment-inpirations that can go in any which direction I chose.”
Inspired by everyday situations, the people around her, and the fashion industry and pop-culture in general, Roise’s creative process has a spontaneity to it that, in and of itself, reflects the spirit of fashion. “I often start doodling with no special direction and it just takes on a life of its own throughout the process,” she admits.
Scroll down to see some recent fashion highlights interpreted and curated by Roise.