Wednesday, July 7, 2010

izzy lane: cozy, ethical fashion from the yorkshire dales



three fashion illustrations for amelia's compendium of fashion illustration, which will be out later this year. my ethical designer of choice is izzy lane, a tasteful, yorkshire-based knitwear company. izzy lane's mission is to save sheep that "would have been sent to slaughter for being male, missing a pregnancy, being a little lame, being too small, being too old or having imperfections such as a black spot in a white fleece" and give them a happy home. in addition to supporting the ethical treatment of animals, izzy lane keeps the british textile industry alive, utilizing victorian machinery, as well as local spinners and dyers. i hope i make it into the book!

(the top two are available as prints in my shop)


Amy said...

Beautiful! Love the line work on the textiles and the pastoral backdrops.

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konvalia said...

It's absolutely goregeous. as always.

Anonymous said...

I have just found your blog and have been so in love with all your colors and lines. I can't stop looking at them. I am writing to tell you about an online magazine for children/parents of children - Small. Perhaps you know of it. Each issue they pick an illustrator to render a themed fashion shoot. I thought yours would be so nice since you give such detail to the clothing your figures wear. Here is an example of a previous issue using different illustrators

Hope to see you between the pages soon!
ps. I grew up in baltimore :)

yelena bryksenkova said...

oooh thanks so much! i will definitely look into it, because the magazine looks lovely. just the kind of thing i like. i may have heard of it before, but forgotten.

i really appreciate your comment :)

Daniella Germain said...

Wow. Your illustrations are so beautiful they almost made me cry!

yelena bryksenkova said...

thank you. as many others (i am sure), i am often struggling with insecurities about my work. so it's always a pleasure to receive such kind comments.


meghan said...

I am amazed by all of your wonderful work!

courtney vanessa arthur said...

absolutely beautiful drawings, yelena! i'm going to be living and working on a farm community in the uk (well, scotland) and this is pretty much how i'd like it to look!

flabbergastingly gorgeous!