Bijou Karman is currently a student at Art Center. She’s a very talented artist who can translate her aesthetic over many mediums, from digital creations to fine art paintings. Our favorite work of hers are her illustrations and drawings, specifically the ones inspired by high fashion. Given Fashion Week is underway in New York and we just had #FNO, Karman’s very pretty, simple, style odes are topical.
The work is very simple and Karman has a delicate approach to making. Her models have very small, doe-like faces and often look like women in between a dreamy age between their pre-teen years and mid-twenties (perfect for modeling, I suppose). She strays from color unless unless it is to really articulate what is an article of clothing’s biggest takeaway. If there is an especially bold pattern or a good color combination, she’ll do her best to represent it without it being exact. She’s great with evoking a dramatic drape in an article or precious pattern by doing so little.
Her work reflects a woman with very refined tastes, too. Her body of work on her website are very current and pulled from only the best designers (McQueen, Rodarte, Comme des Garçon, Rick Owens). From looking at the body of work, you easily understand what her point of view in art and fashion is. You can almost picture who Bijou is because these models are representations of herself. It’s probably cheaper to fashion herself on paper than to buy all of these looks.
Bjiou’s illustrations vary from fairly barebones (like the figure above, right) to incredibly detailed (like the figure bottom, left). Her precision and lightness in creating fabric wisps and falling hair are incredibly well done. We’re looking forward to seeing what Bijou creates in her future. Check out more of Bijou’s work on her website as well as on her Behance profile.