Damien FlorÃ©bert Cuypers describes himself a a â€˜French illustrator with a rather nomadic lifestyle and a cabin fetishâ€™. The New York-based artist can often be seen in international fashion venues capturing the essence of the events. We love his signature freehand style created with pastels and crayons. On an interiew with KitsunÃ© Journal he says about his his work and inspirations:
“I donâ€™t focus on fashion. I guess it seems that way because covering fashion week is such a big window for my work and it happens two times a year.â€¨I see fashion like a real life character design. Colors, shapes, movement all combine to create a story and a persona. Even if youâ€™re not into fashion you tell a story with your non-fashion.
But Iâ€™m conflicted about this industry: I like beautiful things, I just wish they were a little more ethical and ecological.”
“Very simple things inspire me. Going for a walk is good to reboot the brain and let the mind wander. I also have a tendency to buy little beautiful trinkets and curate the objects I surround myself with, they naturally create a visual conversation when put together.â€¨And the internet for random images on tumblr and oligarchs-hating news on Mediapart.”
Images: Courtesy of Damien FlorÃ©bert Cuypers.