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Meet The Creatives: Blair Breitenstein

We start this season featuring a collaboration with New York-based illustrator Blair Breitenstein, on a capsule of pieces for women and kids showcasing prints from the hand of fashions much-loved artist.Blair’s style and the resulting capsule shares a nice symmetry with the Parisian influences of Kees van Dongen, the Dutch painter whose work weaves a red thread throughout the brand’s autumn-winter collection. Layered charcoal lines and Blair’s fascination with big eyes culminates in fresh artworks that are the perfect fit for the arthouse themes of Scotch & Soda’s main collection.

Meet Blair

"Fashion illustration allows me to express my love of fashion. I’m a girl who appreciates clothing – the shapes, colors, textures. However, I like to be comfortable, so my closet doesn’t always reflect my love – but my drawings do!"

"I never use an eraser – I like embracing mistakes. I think this adds an element of playfulness to my work."

"I love all the pieces in the collection. The colors are earthy – like marigold and blue – yet the images are a little punk." "I also love the way the designers layered my drawings with their designs – you're wearing fashion illustration in a discreet way, which is really unique."

"How would I describe my art? Quirky, approachable, exaggerated, expressive, colorful, modern."

"I always seem to include a little 60s flair in the girls I draw. Brigitte Bardot inspires my work, as well as the work of Henri Matisse."

"I work from many inspiration photos. I’ll pull a pose from one and a facial expression from another – and then I just start drawing. I don’t like to plan my drawings out."

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