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Fashionable Charicatures

David Longshaw's Work is Comical and Endearing

— August 10, 2010 — Fashion
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.
Trend Themes
1. Comical Fashion Illustrations - Opportunity for fashion designers and illustrators to incorporate humor and whimsy into their designs and presentations.
2. Personalized Charicatures - Opportunity to create customized fashion illustrations for individuals, expanding beyond just the fashion industry.
3. Inclusive Fashion Illustrations - Opportunity to create fashion illustrations that represent diverse body types, ages, and identities to promote inclusivity in the fashion industry.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Opportunity for fashion designers to incorporate comical fashion illustrations in their fashion lines and presentations to appeal to a wider audience.
2. Digital Illustration - Opportunity to expand the use of comical and personalized illustrations beyond just fashion and into other industries such as entertainment, advertising, and social media marketing.
3. Art and Design Education - Opportunity to incorporate comical and personalized illustration techniques in art and design curriculums to equip students with the knowledge to innovate and differentiate themselves in their field.
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