Rain or shine, pandemic or no pandemic—the fashion scene is forever on its toes. The past Fashion Week has seen everything from Grecian drapes to dramatic silhouettes (and anything in between). But staying on trend is easier said than done.
A creative way to stay updated on the most recent fashion trends is by following fashion and beauty illustrator Karolina Pawelczyk. Based in Poland, Pawelczyk presents the fashion colors —in all its clashing textures and prints—in a way that’s both approachable and funny. Her illustrated characters are portrayed as big-eyes, quirky-looking women, that sport colorful beachwear, hot couture, and outlandish festival looks.
“I have been drawing and painting my whole life,” relayed Pawelczyk in an interview with I Love Illustration, where she spoke about her creative upbringing, “After graduating I knew that I want to improve my drawing skills and I wanted to do it in the best possible place so I traveled to London and learned how to draw fashion at Central Saint Martins. The time I spent in London was amazing, super inspiring and it was the best thing I could do for myself.”
Nowadays, her drawing career includes exciting collaborations with global beauty brands, fashion designers, and magazines, with selected clients including Marc Jacobs Fragrances, Armani Beauty, Glamour Germany, ELLE Polska.
Inspired by jarring color combination, stylish girls, good music, Pinterest, movies, and naturally fashion, Pawelczyk’s illustrations will remind you of the joys of playing dress up (which is really what fashion should be all about).