Illustration and fashion have a symbiotic relationship. Before photography, as a representation of fashion and cover of magazines, comes the art of Illustration. And even before a dress or a suit comes its sketch. So, we can ever never doubt about the importance of Fashion Illustrations. And, talking about this art, I could not talk about my illustration crush, Meagan Morrison. Even if Fashion Illustration has been undermined by fashion photography, we can't deny the glamour of this art. So, today I'd prefer to be in a trendy cafeteria in Manhattan, talking with Meagan and admiring illustrations drawn by her, but I have to be in a cold (very cold) italian city, admiring these illustrations on the blogosphere and talking with her by emails. Meagan Morrison is a young, ubercool, canadian girl based in New York City. I discovered her thanks to her blog "Travel, Write, Draw" and I've been catapulted in this amazing world of amazing Illustration. "Travel, Write, Draw" are three words representing three passions. The inspiration comes from travel and all that surrounds, she writes and draws about her travels around the world and about her New York experience. And about fashion, obviously. She's illustrated events for both Urban Outfitters and Lord & Taylor's Fashion's Night Out in New York. She has done editorial illustrations for Flare and IDEE FIXE Magazine. She has exhibited her works at two consecutive shows at W HOTEL in Times Square New York. Meagan is definitely trying to live this dream. So, we talk (in my imagination in a trendy cafeteria in NY, in the reality in front of a computer by emails, Facebook and our blogs) about our passion and I decided to interview her about some topics. (I absolutely advise you to visit her shop online where you can find amazing Iphone cases and Illustrations).
I've been painting since I was old enough to hold a paintbrush.What and how I paint has changed so much overtime though. Before my first degree I was more of a fine art painter, very abstract expressionist. Then after my business degree at McGill I discovered the field of fashion illustration and started channeling my art and painting towards fashion accessories and figure drawing. I still prefer painting above any other medium ie sketching, sculpting, or digital illustration. It is just so loose and exciting; there are so many more possibilities for happy accidents when you paint.