Sunday, January 16, 2011

Illustrations by Zulekha Lakeca



[all images by Zulekha Lakeca]

Zulekha Lakeca is a young British fashion illustrator I stumbled across when I was looking for information on Connie Lim. Sometimes, a wrong turn in Googleland takes you to a very right place.

This fashion design grad wanted to use everyday objects to create illustrations for her final project at Birmingham City University, and she went with collage, ink and Photoshop to create these hauntingly beautiful images. Zulekha says her collection is inspired by inner emotions and they way one dresses to express a particular mood.









What drew me Zulekha's work was the detail in each and every illustration, giving them a brocade-like appearance. Is it sacrilege to say the patterns remind me a bit of McQueen's final collection? She may not be producing these fantasy garments, but Zulekha's imagination speaks for itself.

26 comments:

  1. I think she's on to something fantastic. What talent

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  2. I haven't heard of her before Marisa but she is very gifted..
    I must go and dig a bit more about her work
    Lee x

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  3. Those are truly incredible and creative:) I love unique stuff like that. Hope you had a relaxing weekend,sweetie
    Kisses

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  4. These collage/drawings are AMAZING! So much detail and texture, intricately layered. Thanks for sharing your discoveries!

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  5. oh and PS i'm insanly jealous u know Priscilla Ahn personally!!!! - LOVE her!

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  6. The detail in these illustrations is phenomenal. I wish I had that imagination! You always stumble across little gems like this. Thanks for sharing! xx

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  7. Stunning.
    I do collage and can appreciate the detailing of these gorgeous illustrations. Absolute WOW.

    thank you for sharing. You're introduced me to someone I now want to learn more about. -Bella Q
    http://thecitizenrosebud.com

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  8. That photo is crazy interesting...love it.

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  9. Stunning goodies, thanks for sharing! If I ever get back into my creative spirit I would love to start a collage project like this. I have always wanted to work things from print in with photos of my own. So little time, so many big ideas....

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  10. Oh wow, this is so gorgeous! Love it!

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  11. What a great idea for a final project! So intriguing.

    xo

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  12. Wow. What an incredible talent!

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  13. wow how colorful and interesting. I love it when you just stumble onto great sites and content : )
    naina

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  14. this illustration is so interesting. love it. following you :) great blog!

    http://style-fiesta.blogspot.com/

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  15. These are beautiful. I'd love to have one framed for a wall in my office!

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  16. thank you to all

    +this free bird you can buy my work from http://www.redbubble.com/people/lakeca

    this really mean alot to me thank you

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  17. that is reallly cool... very talented girl!

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  18. wow, like this illustrations a lot!! great!

    xx, Sabinna and David

    broken-cookies.blogspot.com

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  19. no, I am studying fashion design :)thanks, I think we should follow each other :)

    xx, Sabinna and David

    broken-cookies.blogspot.com

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  20. great :) you can check out some of my work on our blog aswell, for example in these posts:

    http://broken-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/12/white-project.html
    http://broken-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/10/sabinnas.html
    http://broken-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/10/words-behind-back.html
    http://broken-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/09/age-special-part-1.html
    http://broken-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/09/age-special-part-2.html

    ans there are some more fashion works on my facebook page, you can find the link to my facebookpage under "contact" on 'breoken cookies' :)
    have a lovely day!

    xx, Sabinna and David

    broken-cookies.blogspot.com

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  21. wow! great discovery! these illustrations are beyond amazing! love the fact that theya are made up of mixed media ( looks like it) so interesting! thx for sharing darling Xx
    ari

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  22. whadya mean by well-appointed? je suis le confused

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