Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look

September 6, 2012 - December 1, 2012
Central Library
Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look
Curated by Brandon Graham


A collection of the latest in contemporary fashion illustration, highlighting some of the top New York-and Brooklyn-based fashion artists in the field today.  This select group of established illustrators work in a variety of mediums, from ink to watercolor, masking tape to digital media, to create their illustrations.

From the Curator:
Society has a fascination with fashion, but is largely unaware of the beginning stages of how a garment makes it to retail and represents a sign of the times, as well as how it has made a comeback in its constant battle with photography.  This exhibition aims to bring awareness to the art form and its evolution, and highlights its practical applications.

Brandon Graham is a collector and expert on fashion illustration. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, he holds one of the most extensive digitally curated collections of fashion illustrations. He's the creator of, and has also designed for brands including Nike, Levi's and Dockers.

Featured Illustrators
Carlos Aponte
Marcos Chin
Samantha Hahn
Richard Haines
Anja Kroencke
Jennifer Lilya
Don Oehl
Sara Singh
Autumn Whitehurst
Izak Zenou
and Antonio Lopez (1943 - 1987)

Additional Programs & Events
View highlights of fashion-related programs and additional exhibitions (including art for children by Selina Alko and Elaine Pedlar) online at

Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look events are made possible by Utrecht Art Supplies; A.I. Friedman; and Prismacolor.  Antonio Lopez's illustrations and photos appear courtesy of the estate of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos; and Fashion Institute of Technology-SUNY, Gladys Marcus Library Department of Special Collections and FIT Archives.  The Fashion Career Day Fair is sponsored in part by the Brooklyn Book Festival.

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