Hayden Williams is a 21 year old British Fashion Illustrator and Designer and his work is simply AMAZING (it helps that he has been drawing since he was only 3 years old!) His designs are fluid, flawless, incredibly elegant and sophisticated. His work has ranged from illustrating celebrities, Disney Princesses, magazine covers (VOGUE) and more!
It seems that illustrating has become a lost talent in today’s fashion scene. We rarely get to see designer’s illustrations and the creative process they endure as they focus more on showing us the finished product. It’s nice to see a fresh perspective on today’s high fashion illustrations using a timeless technique which combines pencils and markers – no computer software here! Hayden describes his definition of fashion illustration as
“A way of communicating a fashion visual but in art form. Drawing, painting etc. For me, it’s about sharing my design and artistic vision by translating my ideas from my head to drawing it out on paper.”
Hayden Williams’ work has been garnering attention from everyone – including celebrities! Some of Hayden’s celebrity fans include Oprah, Beyonce, Naomi Campbell and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. His work has also been showcased in magazines such as Annex, Elle Thailand, and Bazaar Australia.
He taught himself how to draw by sketching the female characters from Disney movies and naturally progressed into the amazing illustrations he produces today, though he did not start getting serious about fashion illustration until he was 17-18 years old.
When asked by a fan when he would be creating his own label he advised that he had a “limited capsule collection out last year that was available online. My goal however, is to have my own high end label. That is what i am working towards. I can’t pinpoint when that will be, but it is in my future…” and I have to say I’m pretty excited to see his illustrations come to life!
Hayden’s tip to a fan for illustrating fashion: Always take notice of the details and stay focused on your passion/craft.
To see more of his incredible work, check out below:
*All information from this post is from Hayden Williams’ tumblr account, sourced above.