Elyse Blackshaw is a London based image maker redefining fashion illustration for the present day to highlight changes surrounding fashion and the environment. Her dissertation ‘Fashion looks so good, no wonder we over consume’, was awarded a distinction by The Academic Board for Concessions and Discipline, discovering how environmental effects are not acknowledged through this art of communication. After illustrating London Fashion Week for nearly 10 years, Elyse bridges the gap between the fantasy of fashion and the reality of it’s challenges through three main roles:
Illustrator of fashion and figures for gallery and commercial contexts.
Educator of fashion illustration through workshops promoting consideration for the environment.
Activator of change in retail and gallery spaces to support environmental improvement within fashion and consumerism.
Winner of Westfield London Future Fashion award for illustration 2021
Signature Art Prize 2020/2021 Finalist