Yiunam Leung is a London
based fashion illustrator who is currently studying at Middlesex University. As
well as the amazing illustrations that he has created for VFS, at the moment he
is currently working on a project with Harrods, where he is collaborating with
them on their Christmas campaign. Featured on Fashion 156, Rock the Trend and
Fashion Capital; Yiunam is now gaining international press attention. The
delicacy of his style is attributed to the inspiration he draws from Chinese
paintings and the suggestive techniques they use, a finish that encapsulates the simplicity of this art form.
He translates what he sees on the catwalk to brush strokes. The face is the
most detailed part as he often spends up to four hours working on just one eye.
He then builds the garments around the faces in a minimal and evocative manner.
Brushstrokes that demonstrate glamour without trying.
|Illustration by Yiunam Leung|
As part of the VFS
team, we decided to ask Yiunam a few questions to find out a little more about
the man behind the pen.
If you were invisible for the day what would you do?
Probably stay at
home… can I fly instead?
If you could be anyone for the day who would you be?
David Downton, I
want to see what he does and how he works.
If you could have any super power what would you
Ok, I would want
to fly. I’d go to Hong Kong
Could you not just get a plane?
This would be more
If you robbed a bank, what is the first thing you
Another bank and
then invest all the money in my bank. I’d be sensible maybe get some
If you were not an illustrator what would you be?
Find out more here.
Text: Samantha Farr