Fashion collaboration project with photographer Yin Chao and Editor Ujin Zhao for Chinese fashion magazine Vision. These collages were inspired by the work of the late Lee Alexander McQueen for a special edition issue about the talented fashion designer. Ashkan Honarvar has incorporated various aspects of the designer’s work into this series, such as McQueen’s fascination with animals and motion, and the apparent contradiction between strength and fragility.
These sketchbook pages are the unequivocal result of effort, passion and enthusiasm. Although 'decoration' is usually unnecessary within a textile or fashion design sketchbook, in this case, the background patterning demonstrates a complete understanding of the aesthetic; a strong personal response to the colours, shapes, textures, lines and forms of the work studied.