|Pen and ink illustration rendering by Sandra Santa Lucia 5/11|
"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from" — T. S. Eliot.
A new fashion season will soon be upon us, the latest fashion trends of Fall 2011 will have our full attention. If you track back to any Fashion Week roundups, you'll see that there are plenty of trends to get excited about.
In the illustration above I choose to illustrate the following fashion icons. All of these four designers have very different and distinctive styles, all creating new designs for the beginning of our next fashion season…fall 2011. Starting at the far left to right: (a) Jil Sander —minimalist designs…sense of simplicity. (b) Alexander McQueen — sexy and distinctive…dramatic and controversial. (c) Stella McCartney — a play on modern shapes…think graphic. (d) Christian Dior — glamourous and feminine…opulent. They, along with many other well known designers are all featured on Elle's blog.
This week's Illustration Friday's May 6th - 12th topic is "beginner" was suggested by Wendi Chen (http://wendichen.blogspot.com/). "A man ceases to be a beginner in any given science and becomes a master in that science when he has learned that he is going to be a beginner all his life." — Robin G. Collingwood . Collingwood’s principal contribution to aesthetics was The Principles of Art. He portrayed art as a necessary function of the human mind, and considered it collaborative, a collective and social activity. True art, he believed, created an “imaginary object” which could be shared by the artist with his public. In viewing art or listening to music, the audience imaginatively reconstructed the artist’s creative thought.