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From Bleeding Color Silhouettes to Retro Illustrated Lookbooks

 - Aug 11, 2010   Updated: Apr 14 2011
Fashion illustrations are no longer limited to design sketches or advertisements, and have developed to be appreciated works of art on their own.

From bleeding color silhouettes to retro illustrated lookbooks, this collection of fierce fashion illustrations will bring your perspective on classic fashion drawings to a more contemporary level.

Implications - The recession and accompanying credit crunch forced many fashion houses to nix models and photographers in favor of fashion illustrators to create lookbooks, editorials and other printed promotional material. As illustrations are part of the design process, this method eliminated the proverbial middle man to cut costs. Companies can leverage this phenomenon by adopting traditional or analog marketing strategies.