Fashion illustrator Luke Edward Hall on his favourite things

Fashion illustrator Luke Edward Hall on his favourite things

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Text: Adibah Isa

Image: Luke Edward Hall,
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As part of The Fashion Illustration Gallery Art Fair in London, artist and designer Luke Edward Hall releases pencil renderings inviting you into his vivid world. Here's what inspires him

Favourite illustrator:
"I've always loved the illustrations of Cecil Beaton and Jean Cocteau. Cocteau's graphic line portraits are so striking."

Jean Cocteau (1951) Mon James, il y a en lutte

Current obsession:
"Tangier. I've never been to Morocco but I've been reading lots about the city and imagining. I'm going to visit in the autumn I think. I'm hoping it's going to be as glamorous and intriguing as it is in my mind..."


Favourite art space in London:
"I always like paying a visit to Tate Britain. I'll check out the Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and then pop downstairs and marvel at Rex Whistler's murals in the restaurant."

Tate Britain

Favourite character in history:
"King Ludwig II of Bavaria. He was an alluring and enigmatic figure with incredible vision. I'm planning a trip to Germany soon because I want to visit his beautiful fairytale castles."

Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria

Last book read:
"I've been reading Stephen Tennant's biography Serious Pleasures — it's a fascinating portrait of the aristocratic and highly eccentric artist who moved in the same circles as Cecil Beaton and Rex Whistler."

Stephen Tennant

The second edition of The Fashion Illustration Gallery Art Fair takes place from 30 June to 2 July at The Shop at Bluebird, 350 King's Road, SW3 5UU Chelsea London.