Designer James Long's AW15 collection featured exclusive prints by illustrator James Davison, whose work has also recently graced the walls of Johnny Woo's new club The Glory and Sibling's concession at Dover St Market.
Davison's male characters and sketches remind me of the work of Glen Hanson's hyper pumped up men and also Robert Richards for their unabashed sexiness, but with a greater energetic and colourful sketch-like quality.
Text from display at The Hospital Club, running 9-12th January Drawings: Men & Style
The continued rise in men’s fashion worldwide results in the increased interest
in its illustrated depiction worldwide.
The works on display at The Hospital Club during London Collections: Men
showcase a series of original works by prominent illustrators. This selection is
part of the upcoming exhibition Drawings: Men & Style curated by Gemma A
Williams at Paul Smith, No. 9 Albemarle Street, London, starting February
The series selected highlights in particular the drawing of British menswear and
the British interpretation of men’s style. From the bold and graphic to the finely
detailed, these works explore their perceptions of the modern male and his
engagement with fashion.
Launched to coincide with upcoming title Menswear Illustration by Richard
Kilroy, published by Thames & Hudson, the book offers a definitive overview
into this unique area profiling its most respected leaders and examining the
works which makes them the fashion industry’s most celebrated illustrators.