Dolce & Gabbana FW12

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Toronto fashion blogger Marcus Kan invited me to create an illustration inspired by Dolce & Gabbana’s FW12 womenswear collection as his 2012 holiday postcard. Earlier this year, I created this illustration inspired by the brand’s SS12 collection, so this was a fun way to wrap up the year.

Above: A close up of the illustration.

Above: With the collection rich in ornate and gothic elements (black, gold, brocade and lace), there was plenty of romantic inspiration to work with.

Above: A rough colour layout to start the process. From the beginning I visualized a graphic and dramatic composition with sharp negative / positive space.

Above: The original expression on the girl’s face. I gave her a hint of a smile upon Marcus’ suggestion.

I based my illustration on this look and switched things up by taking a dark and mysterious approach since my work is usually bright and bubbly. Because of this, Marcus deemed the girl in the illustration as the “light of the next journey”. Here is his full post on the illustration.

Have a happy holiday everyone! 2013 will be a good one, I can feel it.

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