Suwa Im | the fashion street painter 🎨🎈
Suwa Im is a fashion illustrator from Seoul, she travels around the world, following every fashion week looking for unique forms of style and appealing personalities to convert them into fascinating illustrations. Live-painting, portrait, street painting is her art.
Suwa Im has an eye for the most attractive features which gives such a unique touch and originality to the illustrations.
Hamish Bowles, who is Vogue’s international editor was one of the chosen personalities by Im and he affirms this is “a new era of fashion paparazzo”.
Her work is so interesting because its a mix of modernity with vintage and it looks so good! “I’ve tried to demonstrate both nostalgia for decades past and the sense of innovation from contemporary trends in my work”, Im says. “Rather than another person’s view from a photograph, I wanted to draw people I met in person, with my own feeling, so I decided to walk on the streets”.
Using her vintage magazines and old books for her sketches, she uses the power of fashion to reflect diversity and identity.
📝Written by Catarina Botelho
Credits Photos: @thestreetpie, @davydova.yana.photo, @meolandia, @suwa_, Adam-Katz.