Illustration

Fabulous Fashion Illustrations Redefining the ‘Ideal Body Type’

Isabelle Feliu fashion illustration

Last week, I fea­tured the work of Isabelle Feliu as part of my list of 16 fan­tas­ti­cal fash­ion illus­tra­tions. Since then, her paint­ings have been on my mind. Comb­ing wom­en of all shapes and sizes, she out­fits them in fab­u­lous fash­ions from real-world design­ers like Vivet­ta and Guc­ci. The cloth­ing is con­tem­po­rary, but the Isabelle’s style of water­col­or paint­ings is rem­i­nis­cent of artists long ago. Matis­se comes to mind—especially in the ges­ture of Isabelle’s fig­ures, as well as her use of bold, flat­tened shapes.

Isabelle’s illus­tra­tions define their own sort of ide­al­ized body type. In her world, the­se are broad and curvy women—very dif­fer­ent from the wom­en you’d nor­mal­ly see (in real life) mod­el­ing the high-fash­ion ensem­bles. This is the best thing about her fash­ion illus­tra­tions; they show a dif­fer­ent type of con­sumer slay­ing in the­se clothes. Now, if only the real world would catch up.

Fol­low her on Insta­gram for more inspir­ing fash­ion. And, pick up her wares through Soci­ety6!

Isabelle Feliu fashion illustration

Isabelle Feliu fashion illustration

Isabelle Feliu fashion illustration

Isabelle Feliu fashion illustration

Isabelle Feliu fashion illustration

Isabelle Feliu fashion illustration

Isabelle Feliu fashion illustration

Isabelle Feliu fashion illustration

Isabelle Feliu fashion illustration

Isabelle Feliu fashion illustration

Isabelle Feliu fashion illustrations

Isabelle Feliu fashion illustrations

Isabelle Feliu fashion illustration

Isabelle Feliu fashion illustrations

Isabelle Feliu fashion illustration

Isabelle Feliu fashion illustration

Isabelle Feliu fashion illustration