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GARY FERNÁNDEZ

Creating a magical world where anything is possible is part of the charm of fashion illustration. The work of Gary Fernández enters the realms of Alice in Wonderland, Federico Fellini and possibly even Aubrey Beardsley in order to convey the impossible as reality.

Hair is draped as fabric, weightless models may be suspended in mid-air simply by holding a parasol, or stripes can swirl from a giant-sized bauble right around the bubble-shaped skirt of a mannequin. As Lewis Carroll put it, ‘Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.’ The imagination Fernández brings to his work implies that each image may have sprung from a larger story, perhaps an animation or a series recounting a fashion fable; ...

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