He did wonders before with his witty pen-and-garment-pattern illustrations of fashion commentator Anna Piaggi, but his take on the veiled journalist & fashion doyenne, Diane Pernet is equally remarkable.
Doing a range of works in his trademark collage style, London-based artist Hormazd Narielwalla uses Savile Row patterns at the heart of his figure-based illustrations.
Positioned and manipulated in such an unexpected manner, it's hard not to be taken by his unconventional considerations of person-hood and form, apart from the tangible physicality represented by the patterns of deceased Savile Row customers.
Using the Diane Pernet range, Narielwalla has just mounted his Fashion-God, Fairy-Mother exhibition at the Modern Pantry in London; it features distinctive illustrations of the fashion journalist in various arresting, well-outfitted guises like the raised-eyebrowed one, above.
Running until January 7th 2012, "The iconic fashionista appears resplendent from the remnants of disposable dresses, antique patterns for clothes that were never made, and patterns for men whose meticulous measurements are made redundant by death," says Narielwalla, thus giving new life to discarded pattern pieces whilst honouring Pernet.
I highly recommend you check out the exhibition, if you're in London at the time.Fashion-God, Fairy MotherWorks by Hormazd NarielwallaThe Modern Pantry
NB Images Courtesy Hormazd Narielwalla