Friday, 23 May 2014
Look of the Week
The list of talented illustrators to The Rakish Gent is ever growing, and this week that list grows even with the addition of the very talented Sapphire Shiohwan. Sapphire is a Los Angeles based illustrator, with an academic background in fashion design. She mostly works on small illustration projects as well as taking personal requests from newly married brides, to create wedding dress illustrations as keepsakes of their special days.
Sapphire has shared her process with us, and it is great to see the efforts that she has gone to create this weeks, look of the week.
The whimsical illustration that Sapphire has created has been styled by me and the focus of it is the incredible floral jackquard double breasted suit from Alexander McQueen which is a great alternative red carpet option to the traditional black tie. The crisp white Richard James shirt is available at Mr Porter. The accessories in this look are really versatile and work really well with the white/ pink tones of the suit. The Icarus pocket square from Reiss is in a beautiful blush shade, and the frankly amazing white Lulu Richelieu lace ups are available at Saint Laurent at Matches Fashion.
A huge thanks to Sapphire for her great illustration. You can find out more about her and her work on her website, as well as following on Facebook and on Instagram.