Announcing All Fur Coat & No Knickers, an exhibition of fashion illustrations and textile art by illustrator Eirian Chapman,
presented as part of the PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Independent Programme.
Melbourne, VIC: Illustrator and designer, Eirian Chapman will showcase a year’s worth of fashion illustration and textile art exploring the joy of dressing up and the individualism of style, highlighting the clothing choices we make to express our personality.
“A beautiful dress may look beautiful on a hanger, but that means nothing. It must be seen on the shoulders, with the movement of the arms, the legs, and the waist.” – Coco Chanel
A combination of fashion illustration and textile art explores how cloth interacts with the body and the message we give out to the world. Inspired by the late 90’s early 00’s Japanese street style magazine Fruits, Eirian explores street style through her fashionable friends and people she admires on Instagram. Featuring the illustrated who’s who of Melbourne’s most stylish folk on the walls of the beautiful inner city gallery Lamington Drive. Dress up for the opening and the best outfit will get their own portrait drawn by Eirian!
Eirian’s illustration style emphasises the character of the person wearing the clothes. She uses spontaneous pencil mark making on paper to show movement and the joy of pattern and texture.
Alongside the drawings on paper will hang brightly painted linen canvases transformed into wearable art. The painting’s once flat planes and hard edges become soft and three dimensional as they shift their symbolic meaning into wearable talismans.
All Fur Coat & No Knickers opening party is on Saturday the 24th February 2-5pm. The exhibition runs until the 9th March at Lamington Drive Gallery, opening hours Wed to Fri, 11am to 6pm & Sat Midday to 5pm.
All Fur Coat & No Knickers at Lamington Drive
For more information please contact Eirian or call for a chat on 0417100178.
See more information via PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Independent Programme.
About Eirian Chapman: Eirian is a global illustrator and designer based in Victoria. She is obsessed with style and clothing, exploring conceptual and humorous themes using graphic shapes and bold colours. she has created works for clients such as Elle magazine, Drunk Elephant, Cosmopolitan magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, The Australian Ballet, Kiehl’s Facial Skincare, Apple, Spotify and Facebook. She is represented by The Jacky Winter Group in AUS, US and the UK.
See more of her work here.