Experimental Fashion Illustration by Aurore de La Morinerie
I stumbled across the work of Aurore de La Morinerie (how beautiful is this name?) when I was searching for fashion illustrations. I am very happy I did! Paris-based Aurore was born in 1962 in Saint-Lô, France. In the 80s, she began her career as a fashion designer. Later on she spent two years studying Chinese calligraphy that became a very formative influence on her style and which also taught her concentration, strength and rapidity of execution. Extended travels in China but also in India, Japan and Egypt have allowed her to deepen her artistic skills and refine her drawing technique.
For the past 20 years Aurore has been pursuing a career as a very successful fashion illustrator, and she is regularly illustrating for Le Monde, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, as well as for advertising campaigns and various publishing companies. Aurore has also been working for many prestigious fashion houses, for example Hermès, Margiela, Cartier, Issey Miyake, and lately for big clients like H&M, IKEA, and the Parisian department store Printemps.
Aurore mainly draws with watercolor, ink and wash painting, but she is also working with a traditional etching press for monotypes technique to create a more graphic art. I am not surprised that I love all of her styles! Below I show you a little selection of my favorite fashion illustrations of Aurore. You can see all of her work on her website.