I'm writing an essay about fashion illustration, as I want it to explore and investigate in this particular field. I would be very happy if anyone of you that has some experience in fashion illustration, fashion industry could help me with.
My main focus is, how important as it was and as it is techniques, methods which illustrate trends. Why is it hand drawn more common and popular than digital? Is it common or not? if I'm wrong can you tell me why? which practitioners do you prefer from contemporary and traditional fashion illustration?
Is it fashion illustration used just for an advertising or a magazine design or could be for something else?
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