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// Anne Doerenbecher

Malika Favre, French Illustrator in London

I’m a great fan of the illustrator Malika Favre, ex-Airside graphic designer.
I came across her work while living in London and have also met her a few times in person.  She may well have thought I was stalking her, as there was only few days between each “rencontre”. My approach was a silly little chat about her work, mentioning that her illustration style is a great source of inspiration and really refreshing.
Her latest work has to be my favourite so far. A series of illustrations, commissioned by MeriMedia for the iPad Summer 2012 issue of Gucci Style, a digital fashion magazine from the luxurious Gucci house.

http://www.malikafavre.com/GUCCI

She is definitely retained her minimalist approach and boldness for these french fashion postcards style, and has incorporated new elements and depth that I never noticed before in her work.  Her use of shading, gradient and textures, which soften and gives a less vectorised feel to the “sun burnt”, over exposed bodies.

I really enjoy her work and am quite excited about what will come next!

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