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David Longshaw's Work is Comical and Endearing

 - Aug 10, 2010   Updated: Jun 16 2011
References: davidlongshaw & fashion156
David Longshaw's fashion illustrations take some of the ethereal severity out of what fashion illustrations tend to be known for. His work has a comical edge, caricaturing a fictional friend named Selnec featured in this series.

David Longshaw's Selnec has a poised aura, but her oversized glasses, pursed lips and spotted bunny rabbit Harriet, create an over-the-top gesture toward a new vision in fashion illustration.

Implications - Fashion illustrations are an important tool for designers, fashion magazines and clothing lovers. In addition to creatively outlining patterns and trends that are modern and chic, they also reflect on the influence of historic fashions and use the relationship between past and present to predict the future of fashion.