Last season I invited illustrators to reinterpret the Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2012 collection, with wonderful results. This season, I've invited 2 of Swide’s past featured artists to illustrate something nice for Swide. Ladies and Gentlemen, today I present you the exclusive illustrations of Connie Lim
I realized you have a new style for these 3 illustrations. Was it difficult to blend photos and illustrations together? Will you be planning to continue exploring this new style in the future?
Actually it was challenging but more enjoyable. I've been doing some collage this past year and gave me a bit of time to practice. But I thought the clothes spoke for themselves and I wanted to portray that aspect. I would definitely do some more collage elements in my future work, although I think the cards might stick to its own style. There might be a possibility for a new series with collaging which seems exciting!
How would you describe the Dolce&Gabbana ladies you have illustrated? Is there a particular attitude you want to show?
The clothes came off as quite religious but sexy at the same time with all the see through fabrics mixed with crocheted pieces and had lovely elements with the flowers and prints. So I tried to give a little bit of somber and virtuous feeling to the girls with a touch of innocence, sexiness, and mystery that goes along with the clothes. Although, I am not sure if I really achieved it, I guess it depends on the eye of the beholder.
I can definitely feel the sexiness of the ladies, so I think you have achieved your goal! So, which piece from this collection is on top of your Fall/Winter collection wish list? Why?
Personally I am in love with animal prints, and so definitely it would have to be the cheetah print cape. I think there is something about wearing animal prints that gives off a feeling of wildness, especially when paired with red lipstick.
credits - Connie Lim