Month: December 2020

Former art director James Spina recalls the heyday of fashion illustration – WWD

During his 11 years as artistic director, James Spina has said that he “basically clings to life” because he is “surrounded by this incredible flock of incredible illustrators”. From her perspective, the heyday of fashion illustration at WWD began in…

Kischi Ogawa offers a close up of fashion illustration at WWD – WWD

After spending 31 years as a fashion illustrator for WWD, Kichisaburo Ogawa still puts his skills to use as an Assistant Professor of Fashion Design at Parsons The New School of Design. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology,…

Behind the Scenes of WWD’s Fashion Illustration Department – WWD

Fashion illustration is a combination of literal representation and interpretive commentary, recorded in the moment. The art of fashion illustrators featured in Women’s Wear Daily throughout the 20th century is proof of this. The work of these artists showcased the…