I have had a love affair with fashion illustration since I could hold a pen. I toyed with majoring in illustration in school, but my love for design won out. I collect the images of any fashion illustration that catches my eye, however, Kareem Iliya is my all-time favorite illustrator of fashion. His watercolors are works of art, and have appeared in various editions of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and the New York Times to name a few. He has even done ad work for several luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Fendi, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. More recently he has illustrated the covers of several F. Scott Fitzgerald books, including The Great Gatsby. One day I hope to commission him to do an original piece for my living room. Then I could gaze at the beauty of his work daily. Check out the slideshow below for more of his treasures.
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all images courtesy of Kareem Iliya