My latest illustration shows a sample from Desi Designs. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Desi Allinger-Nelson is an entrepreneur as a designer, artist, and seamstress. She is a true classic – think Old Hollywood glamour meets 21st century fashion. A timeless silhouette updated for modern appeal. A bold but polished style that turns heads and speaks to uncommon sophistication. If Desi were a shoe, she would be a sleek, black, patent pump with a bright applied bow at the ankle. See more of Desi and her creations at http://www.desi-designs.com and this coming June at Seattle Fashion Week 2015 http://seattlefw.net
Si-Nae Maria Ham https://www.facebook.com/maria.ham is an up and coming Seattle fashion designer who’ll be showing her line at Seattle Fashion Week http://www.seattlefw.net this June. Visit her at http://www.mariaham.com. For this piece I’ve done a simpler drawing for a change…no color, mostly line work. It fits the creations she presented (https://www.pinterest.com/banchagi/) in collaboration with Vidal Sassoon in March 2014.
April 10, 2015
From their FB page: “BBD Fitness is fueled by a demand for arresting active wear, driven by rich textures, sick silhouettes, and launched on the road where fitness meets fierce fashion. Every BBD Fitness collection has provided us an opportunity to express our edgy and rebellious nature to your inner athlete. My vision is to collaborate performance and style into a product line that delivers both accessibility and durability for any type workout. Our collection offers unmatched performance and quality because of our revolutionary fabric blends.” BBD Fitness is Rachel Sigl. Find Rachel and her activewear at:
April 7, 2015
One of the local fashion creators showing at Seattle Fashion Week http://www.seattlefw.net is morifú. Morifu http://mori-fu.com/collection is a collaboration of texture between two designers. Joann knits, Anna sews – to merge their fragments and build a forest together of their handmade pieces based in Seattle, everything is done locally. I really enjoyed illustrating two of their outfits. Anna says, “We’ve been calling our clothes ‘fairy dresses’, so ideally a forest fairy is wearing our clothes in her every day life in the woods.”
March 31, 2015
Karen Ashley Langley http://karenashleyfashion.com is a local designer in the greater Tacoma/Seattle area. Karen graduated Summa Cum Laude, with her Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design and spoke as valedictorian, from the International Academy of Design and Technology (now Sanford-Brown College). Earning many accolades and design awards during her college career, Karen is passionate about design, and is committed to her dream. Karen originally began her design career in costume design and sportswear, crafting hundreds of beautiful, individualized figure skating costumes for competitive skaters for over 10 years. Her degree in Fashion Design has allowed her to hone her craft and love of all things beautiful and feminine, and gave her the tools for which to create the KAREN ASHLEY line, with the utmost emphasis on quality and excellence. Karen will be debuting her latest line at Seattle Fashion Week, June 11-14, 2015. http://www.seattlefw.net (collaborative Illustration by Dominic Gomez and Karen Ashley)
March 27, 2015
Mode Fashion Magazine at Chance Fashion’s 5th Annual Artist of the Year Award Show at Macy’s Downtown Seattle.
Reporter: Juliet Dang
Interviews with Desda Sayer for Paperdollz, Carlisia Minnis for Mac Fashion House, Twala Coggins for Twala Intimates, Noel T Austin and Derek for DNAS, Hildi Flores for Bubble Gunk, Dominic Gomez (Artist), Baretoe Smith (Model)
Music: “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars (Google Play • iTunes • AmazonMP3)
March 23, 2015
This is a drawing I did about 12-13 years ago as a study for a painting. Like so many other good ideas, it never got passed this point and stayed in the sketchbook till I rediscovered it this morning. So here she is again, waiting in the wings to become a little more rendered in color. Got to make time to bring her to the next level!
March 18, 2015
I worked on this painting intermittently over a period of about 8 months. It’s acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″. I cobbled it together from a number of photographic sources. There must be at least 3 color versions of it under the final coat of paint, and I could probably tweak it further. But hey, I’m a perfectionist (Virgo!).
March 12, 2015
Seattle Fashion Week 2015 http://seattlefw.net/home.aspx aims to be a celebration of “locouture”: unique original apparel by fashion designers who live and work in the Greater Seattle/Puget Sound area. My illustration gives a little taste of Pacific Northwest ease and comfort while still being easy on the eyes.
March 4, 2015
Thrifting is not a spectator sport in Seattle.
“I wear your grandma’s clothes. I look incredible. I’m in this big ass coat. From that thrift shop down the road. (Is that your grandma’s coat?)”
Style need not be spoon-fed to hipsters by the glossies.
“She wore a Raspberry beret. The kind you find in a second hand store.”