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NICHE style Summer 2017

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Summer for NICHE magazine means throwing out the rule book! It’s a time when you can wear whatever you want - from dresses and summer suits to swimwear and short shorts. It is the months where natural beauty, bare faces, tousled hair and red lips all get along. It is perhaps the only season when anything goes - and it often does!


NICHE magazine When you love fashion, there are few things more exciting than sitting front row at fashion week, and getting an insiders glimpse into the future. I caught up with Stephanie Anne McKay, a rising star fashion illustrator who is making her mark on the industry by sketching live on the runway, for some of the most iconic and respected designers in the industry today. BY: TRACEY DRAKE Roberto Cavalli Resort 2017 24 . SUMMER 2017

FAST FASHION live sketching on the runway Stephanie Anne McKay is a Fashion Illustrator based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her work is an abstract use of watercolor and digital media that results in a raw approach to figure study as it relates to the fashion world. Her work places a palpable emphasis on contrast and color vibrancy - two things that are also critical to the work of any fashion designer. Stephanie is well known for her live sketching talents, as seen at A-list designer fashion shows and events. With her instinctive approach, Stephanie executes exceptional illustrations in less than five minutes, and because of her immense talent, has worked with notable brands includes Hermès, Chanel, Hudson’s Bay Company and the National Ballet of Canada. How did you get into your field of work, specifically as it relates to the fashion and beauty world? After finishing a very traditional art education, I decided I wanted to use my skills in a creative industry. Fashion, especially fashion photography has always been a big inspiration for me so the choice to illustrate for the industry seemed like a natural transition. Through networking online, I met my agent Marcus Kan, who writes the fashion illustration blog, Draw A Dot. He got me my first gig, which was DVF SS 2017 WWW.NICHE.STYLE . 25

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