Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Florence Welch Illustration

Sweeter Than Heaven, Hotter Than Hell, graphite.

I decided to dress Florence Welch from the band Florence + The Machine after I heard Frida Giannini, the creative director of Gucci, go on record to voice her fascination with Florence. Apparently, Florence was an inspiration behind the fall 2011 collection.

“I used one of Florence’s songs, ‘Hurricane Drunk,’ to set the mood for my Autumn/Winter women’s show, as she was truly an inspiration for this collection as a modern day icon with her cinematic allure and powerful presence.”

Neato, right? I really find Florence Welch to be a breath of fresh air. She’s incredibly kind, down-to-earth, and full of life, and has an incredibly strong and powerful voice. I hope I’ve captured that with this portrait.