With all the hype in the media and on Instagram featuring amazing illustrations from graphic artists such as Hayden Williams doing illustrations of famous celebs all the way to couture looks of Disney Princesses, it has us thinking…hmm… Who will be the next “Hayden” of fashion illustration?
We think we found your “It” girl!
Check out our personal interview with the designer behind Moda Illustrated, Mariale.
- What sparked your interest in fashion illustration?
A: I’ve been into fashion and painting since a very young age, but the idea of being in the Fashion industry was practically buried years ago when I started college. Then, last year I decided to reconsider my passion and took some online classes in Fashion Design, and that’s how Moda Illustrated was born!
2. Where did you attend school and was it for illustration or art? Tell us about your experience.
A: Besides the courses I took online last year, and my childhood painting lessons, I don’t have a formal education in Art or Fashion. I have a Business degree from the University of Florida and most of my work experience is marketing related.
3. What were some of your favorite pieces you did this 2016 year so far?
A: One of my recent favorites is an illustration I did for my little sister on her birthday. Also, I love the result from drawing blogger, Camila Coelho. Her style and makeup are always on point.
4. What are your goals for your business for the next five years?
A: I feel like Moda Illustrated is just getting started and I am still in the process of finding out where I want to take the brand. That being said, I would love to keep doing custom illustrations and expanding my business to other items such as mugs, planners, and accessories. Long term, I would like to explore the possibility of having a clothing line.
5. What do you believe is integral to the work of an artist?
A: Staying true to yourself and what inspires you.
6. What is your favorite piece of artwork?
A: I wish I had a single answer to this question! Some of my favorites are Spring by Pierre-Auguste Cot, Starry Night Over the Rhone by Vincent van Gogh’s, and Monet’s Water Lilies.
7. Who is your favorite illustrator in the industry and why so?
A: Katie Rodgers from Paper Fashion. Her style is very feminine and ethereal. She frequently experiments with different techniques and mediums, and the result is always beautiful. My favorite thing about her is that you can recognize her work anywhere.
8. Lastly, a fun fact about you that no one knows or could guess.
A: I am a bookworm and huge Harry Potter fan. I think I started reading the series when the 4th book was coming out. By the time the entire series was published (7 years later) I was almost an adult, so I grew up with the books.
Runwayz Magazine Team