Monday, 31 January 2011


I was so lucky to get invited to Amsterdam Fashion Week.

I got the chance to meet the lovely bloggers Andy, Denni and Yara in person. The last year I made illustrations of them and they are even more beautiful in person.

I enjoyed the collection IRRADIANCE of designer JAN TAMINIAU, it was like being in a black, grey and white glittering fairytale! The models faces were hidden underneath sparkling hoods as they passed by in luxurious silk designs. The showpieces had patterns in woven Baroque with special reflecting threads, showing Taminiau's passion for detailed craftsmanship. With the towering shoes the models seemed out of this world. Providing an element of tension and vulnerability to the amazing story Taminiau was showing us.

As icing on the cake there he was, right in front of me, Piet Paris drawing the radiant pieces of the collection.



Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Illustrator Gruau inspires Designer Galliano

I always try to express the designs of designers in an illustration.

René Gruau is one of my favorite illustrators. This illustrator made the most amazing imaginary illustrations in the fourties and fifties. One of his illustrations is hanging in my bedroom.

And now Galliano expresses the signature of Gruau’s illustrations in Haute Couture dresses.
And yes I love it!!!
And now John Galliano salutes this great illustrator by creating a complete collection of true fashion in the DIOR couture show he presented today. “The graphite smears, pencil strokes and scribbles, erasure marks, and gouache washes of Gruau's illustrations were duplicated in cloth and embroidery, said the designer, " in an illustrative way."

Did you know that John Galliano studied to become a fashion illustrator??


Thursday, 6 January 2011

ENJOY 2011

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NHMILLUSTRATION wishes you a colourful 2011!

2010 Has been a great year for me. I met a lot of new inspiring people. Enjoyed sublime Fashion, Couture, Design and Art. I experienced great new opportunities. I have done amazing new things. Had long days of hard work. I have been challenged many times. But each illustration has been a blessing. But also spent quality time with the people I love.

Thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog and the responses you sent. I also want to thank my lovely family and great friends for their love and support the past year. I LOVE YOU!!



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