“My biggest dream is to see my illustration in Vogue…”
Luxury Chapters has always placed a lot of focus on artistry, industry experts, & creative freedom. We absolutely adore sharing inspirational stories of extraordinary people with talents that stem from passion & persistence. Recently via The 7th Magazine’s Instagram, we’ve launched a campaign via the #art7star, which primarily focuses on the Artists of the Week. Well, that being said, this week we introduce you to our next #Art7Star, Marta Kaczmarzyk. Below is her exclusive interview accompanied by her beautiful illustrative artwork –
What are the main differences creatively for you in terms of fashion illustration & costume design?
The fashion illustration is a reflection of the designer’s vision. Via the illustration the designer shows the tailor their expectations or their vision. The outfit itself is the most important, its exact cut and all details. Fashion illustration does not force the artist to focus only on the outfit, but it gives the artist their freedom, plenty of freedom. This work is based on a certain interpretation of a photograph or a topic on the basis of which an independent picture is created.
What has been your most iconic costume design, as well as your strongest fashion illustration?
All my orders are a challenge for me. I always try my hardest when creating them, regardless of who my client is.
When did you begin costume design & fashion illustration?
Fashion fascinated me since my early childhood. I spent hours drawing princesses in spectacular puffy dresses. Somewhat later on, the princesses were transformed into models and puffed dresses into costumes from fashion shows. Working on film and advertising plans has further stimulated my imagination and inspired me to draw. What initially was just fun, quickly became my main occupation. At one point, I felt that a fashion illustration is what I was looking for a long time.
What inspirations have driven your work towards the fashion sector specifically ?
Disney films have had a big impact on my work, which is why my style is a bit cartoon-ish. In my childhood, I was a huge fan of models from the 90’s. I collected all the photos from the newspapers showing Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista. I was inspired by all those beautiful women. The hero of my illustration is a woman who is a celebrity princess.
Where do you see your art taking you in the future?
My biggest dream is to see my illustration in Vogue and here I am probably not too original;-) I would also like to publish a book / album with my work.
Would you be open to collaborating with major fashion companies?
Of course, I consider myself lucky because my work is also my passion. Cooperation with big fashion houses would be like the cherry on top 🙂
What digital platform have you been using the most to share your work?
I mainly publish my artwork on Instagram; I think Instagram is a great, as well as the fastest way, to reach audiences around the world.