June 5, 2012
words sans wardrobes (sort of): sketch artist
I like art. I like clothes (duh). I like it even better when the two are combined. So when I saw these cards in my swag bag from my tour of the Westin Galleria and Galleria Dallas, my inner wannabe-artist was intrigued. I wanted to know more. After a bit of online research, I learned that the artist, Ian Wright, is a Londoner based in New York City and the illustrative artwork was part of Saks Fifth Avenue’s 2009 marketing campaign, appropriately titled “Want It!” For the campaign, Saks partnered with a different designer each season to feature that season’s most fascinating fashion trends. Three years later, it’s questionable if some of the pieces on these cards on still ‘on trend’ (leggings, anyone?) but I couldn’t care less. And yes, they’re meant to be sent through the mail (the cards did come with envelopes, after all), but I’m keeping these for myself because once I begin creating my dream closet, I’m framing every single one of these and hanging them on the wall. Oh, and one more tidbit about Ian Wright: He created the cover art for T.I.’s Paper Trail album. Remember the collaged portrait? Yeah. He did that.
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