Fashion illustrator Clym Evernden doesn’t think that art necessarily has to be something presented in a gallery or on a pedestal. Much like fashion itself, his art is an extension of the world around him; alive and constantly evolving.
“What has always excited me about it [art], like clothing, is that it can play a part of everyday life,” said Evernden in an interview with Regent Street Online. “I love that it can be a sketch jotted on a post-it note, or a painting hanging in the National Gallery. I’m also excited by how it’s constantly evolving, aided by changes in how we consume, social media, etc.”
Having graduated from Central Saint Martins, Evernden with a BA in Fashion Design Womenswear, he now works as both art director and artist; with his signature ink-based style of drawing evolved to encompass mixed media, animation, and set design.
His work so far includes collaborations with giants like Samsung, Louis Vuitton, Audi, Net-A-Porter, and Moët Hennessy, with his illustrations displayed on a variety of platforms including television commercials and onsite installations.
Here are some examples of the ways he manages to distill the very essence of fashion.