Live Sketching for Desigual

[caption id="attachment_68" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Introducing Desigual"]Desigual Invite[/caption] I had the pleasure yesterday evening sketching for Desigual’s Fall/ Holiday preview line in the Flatiron District. They are a men’s, women’s and childrenswear line based out of Barcelona. I painted about 10 watercolor portraits of the attendees and also sketched a few illustrations using Desigual’s latest line.

The colors in their line are very vibrant and colorful, which lended itself well to the style of my watercolor and ink illustrations. A lot of the patterns were surrealist-inspired, but also played a lot with size and proportion of prints and patterns. I was in love with their shoes and handbags. Intricate, leather laser-cut patterns that overlayed the contrasting leather beneath it looked beautiful with the mismatched patterns around it.  I’m curious where they get their inspiration. The crowd, mainly press and Desigual designers, mingled over cocktails and desserts. I started pinning up my sketches as the evening went on but ended up giving them all away to the attendees so they had something unique to take home with them that night.

Desigual has a few store in the states, but are much more well-known in Spain. I’ll be interested to see if their brand takes off in the US. Below are a few photos from the evening and my sketches.

 

[caption id="attachment_67" align="aligncenter" width="295" caption="Wall of Sketches"]Desigual Wall Sketches[/caption]