|Fashion illustration still exists. It used to be a bigger thing in magazines and back in the day, but of late, it’s made a comeback.|
Richard Haines moved to NYC to pursue being an illustrator, but found acareer as a fashion designer take hold first. Designers sketch their creations (many still do and it’s taught in school, but often the style is less than inspired) Haines developed an eye that laid the groundwork for his dashed-off looking, elegant sketches and today he’s one of the most sought after illustrators.
His work has appeared in Paper Magazine, New York Magazine, Grazia, The New York Times Style Magazine, GQ, GQ Italy men.style.com, refinery29.com, getkempt.com and many more.
And his client list reads like a list of who’s-who in the fashion world; Prada, Dries Van Noten, Chanel, J.Crew, Calvin Klein, Barneys, Mr. Porter …
His popular blog, What I Saw Today, documented the clothes and attitudes of NYC’s trendsetters and fashion icons, new and old. It’s on pause nowbut Haines is still front row at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week‘s biggest shows each season sketching while everyone else snaps away.
For the last decade Haines has been showing up not just at the edge of the hottest runways, but in galleries like Daniel Cooney Fine Art where his latest show opens tonight.
His fascination with the people and the human form takes his work beyond sketches into the world of art. (You WILL want to follow him on Instagram…)
And if you’re in New York, see The History of Beauty which is up through June 1, 2019 at Daniel Cooney Fine Art.