Our digital content editor and London-based illustrator Lo Parkin make her debut into both the fashion and illustration industries as she provided a unique response to London Fashion Week, in her very first, limited edition, hand-drawn leporello publication titled “London Fashion Week an Illustrated Panorama.” This beautiful piece of work took her 593 hours to complete!
At a time where everybody is discussing the wonders of London Fashion Week “London Fashion Week an Illustrated Panorama” emphasises the power of fashion illustration as it provides a timeless piece of artwork that communicates the atmosphere of the event. The hand-rendered labour of love consists of 57 illustrations that have been lithographically printed on Fedrigoni Tintoretto in Gesso paper (140g/m) and Sirio Color in Limone (80g/m) and are available to view and buy via her website. A limited edition run of 250 copies of the leporello publication have each been folded by hand and signed by the illustrator to make her debut into the industry as an emerging artist. Maintaining the beauty of hand-rendered processes in a digital age, Lo’s detailed monochrome illustration’s capture why these processes and should be both celebrated and kept alive.
About Lo Parkin:
After graduating in 2012 from London College of Communication with a degree in Graphic Communication, Lo Parkin is currently based in London and works as a freelance illustrator and editor at People of Print. Lo’s aesthetic and style is defined by a hand-drawn, highly detailed, monochrome output with a deep focus regarding the communication of texture and finer details throughout her hand-drawn imagery and type. Specialising in illustration, fashion illustration and type Lo’s inspiration roots from architecture, structures, fashion, and urban cultures.