Fashion Illustrations for River Island X Zoë Jordan

Once in a while a great commission comes along. And this is one! Fashion illustration commissions don't come along that often, so when River Island got in touch to ask if I could create fashion illustrations for their latest designer collaboration with Zoë Jordan, I was delighted. 

The actual collection is top secret (of course!) until it launches with a short film during London Fashion Week at the British Fashion Council's Fashion Film event.  So, River Island wanted to use illustration to whet people's appetites.   I created three illustrations that give a flavour of the collection but don't too much away.  Of course it meant that I was given a privileged access to the new collection and to the official photography.  Squee! 

You'll see my artwork being distributed as part of the PR campaign and they've already been spotted in a number of online magazines including Vogue.  

The Zoë Jordan X River Island Design Forum collection will be available in store and online at in September. 

Live Fashion Illustration with Links of London.

I've been back on the road this month, this time with the fabulous jewellers, Links of London. I was invited along to take part in their #NarrateYourStyle events and was in-store sketching customers.

The campaign was across all of their regional stores too, so I was able to take in the sights of Liverpool, Glasgow and Cardiff as well as four of their London stores.

Here's some pics taken by the ever-talented Rob Cartwright, with thanks to Rob and Links of London.

Behind the Scenes at my Photography Collaboration

This week I collaborated with the photographer, Lorna Milburn and makeup artist Sam Norman on a photo shoot.    I created an illustrated backdrop for the shoot, and created an illustrated paper floral crown for the shoot.  I can't wait to share the final photographs when they're finished.

Here's some pictures from behind the scenes.

 x, Willa

Rescuing some of my unloved illustrations

As I was going through my computer files for an annual clean-up, I realised that there was a lot of old sketches, or forgotten about illustrations that have never seen the light of day. 
I've pulled a few out, thinking that I'll be able to salvage some of them and give them a new lease of life.  Here's a couple to start with.

I drew these back in the summer but never did anything with them..... a couple of Orla Kiely bags.