Picking up a Christian Lacroix book at school is an early memory I have of realising I wanted to work in fashion. His quirky illustration style is still so classic and inspiring, Lacroix really manages to demonstrate the extravagance of his designs, through illustration.
I recently discovered Sandra Suy and have great admiration for her work. Her illustrations use real faces, so they are not quite as spontaneous as the Christian Lacroix illustrations.
I love the way the Sandra Suy uses mixed media and there is so much attention to detail in her drawings...