The Poetry of Art

The Poetry of Art

BY ANA LEOVY AND ROSIE MCGUINNESS

„Art is the essential way of expressing the emotions, impressions and thoughts that move people. Through art, the past is reaching out to us and in it we carry a piece of the present to the future.“
– Caroline Gentz


This capsule collections is a special one and it means a lot to us, as it was designed together with two talented female artists, that inspired us to again think fashion differently and to act differently and to raise our voice. Art and fashion are industries powered by women but with not enough women in power. This capsule honors the year-long effort to empower female artist and the fight for equality. It proves that women can be both the powerful creator and the captivating muse.


ANA LEOVY

Ana Leovy lives and works in Cancun in Mexico. In her art, she deals with diversity, equality and the different facets of femininity. The colourful art of Mexico is unmistakably reflected in the design of the pieces in the capsule collection.


ROSIE MCGUINNESS

Rosie McGuinness lives and works in London. Known for her strong, hand-drawn lines, Rosie specialises in fashion illustration with a focus on figurative work, informed by her degree in womenswear design and many years of life drawing.

The Poetry of Art

The Poetry of Art

BY ANA LEOVY AND ROSIE MCGUINNESS

„Art is the essential way of expressing the emotions, impressions and thoughts that move people. Through art, the past is reaching out to us and in it we carry a piece of the present to the future.“
– Caroline Gentz


This capsule collections is a special one and it means a lot to us, as it was designed together with two talented female artists, that inspired us to again think fashion differently and to act differently and to raise our voice. Art and fashion are industries powered by women but with not enough women in power. This capsule honors the year-long effort to empower female artist and the fight for equality. It proves that women can be both the powerful creator and the captivating muse.


ANA LEOVY

Ana Leovy lives and works in Cancun in Mexico. In her art, she deals with diversity, equality and the different facets of femininity. The colourful art of Mexico is unmistakably reflected in the design of the pieces in the capsule collection.


ROSIE MCGUINNESS

Rosie McGuinness lives and works in London. Known for her strong, hand-drawn lines, Rosie specialises in fashion illustration with a focus on figurative work, informed by her degree in womenswear design and many years of life drawing.

Ana Leovy

Ana Leovy

A CONVERSATION WITH ANA LEOVY

Tell us a little bit about yourself
I am Ana Leovy, I am a Mexican based artist. I’m passionate about celebrating diversity through my work, weaving stories through shapes and colours. I’m representing characters living in vibrant worlds which are often a fusion between real life and my imagination. I play with the disruption of the human form to reveal my view on both internal and external beauty.

What does art mean to you?
Art is that thing that spices up our lives, giving a voice to our imagination. It makes people feel, and there is nothing greater than that.

What inspires and influences your art the most?
My feelings and dreams are the main influencers in my work. However, I am also inspired by things I see, places I visit, people I meet, fashion, culture, music, movies… There really isn’t a formula, every day is different and so it is the process for each artwork. I think the variation in itself is what helps the creation to flow; it would be super boring to only have ONE source of inspiration.

What does Female Empowerment mean to you?
Inclusion.

What is your biggest dream?
To showcase my work in renowned galleries and museums around the world is one of my biggest and oldest dreams. But one of the things I admire the most about humans is the ability we have of reinventing ourselves, which brings a lot of new dreams in the process.

How do you share your work and your message with the world?
Nowadays we are both blessed and cursed with the power of social media. It is very helpful with getting your work out there and showing it to the world, but at the same time it can be so overwhelming. Overall I am in awe of how Instagram’s exposure for instance, has given me the opportunity to collaborate with people all around the world.

Who is your biggest role model?
I don´t have one single role model, I think everyone you meet in life adds some sort of value without you even noticing. There is too much to admire on so many people; my family, friends, teachers, other artists…

What do you hope to achieve through your art? Professionally & personally.
To challenge my mind and express what I feel. I hope that through my work people can find inspiration and joy. I just want to keep on playing and exploring for as long as I can. I want to be proof that adults can also play and that you CAN make a living out of your passion.

A CONVERSATION WITH ANA LEOVY

Tell us a little bit about yourself
I am Ana Leovy, I am a Mexican based artist. I’m passionate about celebrating diversity through my work, weaving stories through shapes and colours. I’m representing characters living in vibrant worlds which are often a fusion between real life and my imagination. I play with the disruption of the human form to reveal my view on both internal and external beauty.

What does art mean to you?
Art is that thing that spices up our lives, giving a voice to our imagination. It makes people feel, and there is nothing greater than that.

What inspires and influences your art the most?
My feelings and dreams are the main influencers in my work. However, I am also inspired by things I see, places I visit, people I meet, fashion, culture, music, movies… There really isn’t a formula, every day is different and so it is the process for each artwork. I think the variation in itself is what helps the creation to flow; it would be super boring to only have ONE source of inspiration.

What does Female Empowerment mean to you?
Inclusion.

What is your biggest dream?
To showcase my work in renowned galleries and museums around the world is one of my biggest and oldest dreams. But one of the things I admire the most about humans is the ability we have of reinventing ourselves, which brings a lot of new dreams in the process.

How do you share your work and your message with the world?
Nowadays we are both blessed and cursed with the power of social media. It is very helpful with getting your work out there and showing it to the world, but at the same time it can be so overwhelming. Overall I am in awe of how Instagram’s exposure for instance, has given me the opportunity to collaborate with people all around the world.

Who is your biggest role model?
I don´t have one single role model, I think everyone you meet in life adds some sort of value without you even noticing. There is too much to admire on so many people; my family, friends, teachers, other artists…

What do you hope to achieve through your art? Professionally & personally.
To challenge my mind and express what I feel. I hope that through my work people can find inspiration and joy. I just want to keep on playing and exploring for as long as I can. I want to be proof that adults can also play and that you CAN make a living out of your passion.

'PASSIONATE ABOUT CELEBRATING WOMEN AND DIVERSITY THROUGH MY WORK, INSPIRED BY FASHION, CULTURE AND EVERYDAY LIFE. MY ART REPRESENTS STRONG CONFIDENT WOMEN LIVING IN VIBRANT WORLDS WHICH ARE A FUSION BETWEEN REAL LIFE AND IMAGINATION.'
ANA LEOVY
'PASSIONATE ABOUT CELEBRATING WOMEN AND DIVERSITY THROUGH MY WORK, INSPIRED BY FASHION, CULTURE AND EVERYDAY LIFE. MY ART REPRESENTS STRONG CONFIDENT WOMEN LIVING IN VIBRANT WORLDS WHICH ARE A FUSION BETWEEN REAL LIFE AND IMAGINATION.'
ANA LEOVY

Rosie McGuinness

Rosie McGuinness

A CONVERSATION WITH ROSIE MCGUINNESS

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am Rosie McGuinness, artist and illustrator. I was born in London, where I still work and live. I studied womenswear design, but it quickly became apparent that I didn’t have the patience required for pattern cutting or construction, always much preferring to work on sketchbooks and illustrations. I’ve focused on drawing ever since

What inspires and influences your art the most?
I’m inspired by style, rather than ‘fashion’, and women, the figure, the shapes the figure and the figure clothed make, how someone puts themselves together, their attitude. I’m interested in drawing figures in natural compositions, sitting in a chair, reclining on a bed, for example. I look at the shapes the figure makes, the form and fall of garments and the weight and balance of the body, how pattern, print and fabric work around the body, along with the negative spaces they create. I like to combine different elements that I happen to have seen and admired. I draw from life, and from photographs - I have a huge amount of saved images and screen grabs, of an outfit I might like, a pose, a fabric, a pattern etc, and I like to combine aspects of these, along with studies from life drawing classes which I regularly attend. Anything too posed, too fashion, and too conceited is not appealing to me.

Do you consider yourself a feminist?
Yes.

How do you express this through your art?
I like to draw confident, composed women, at ease. I wouldn’t say there is a particular reason for this other than this is probably how and when I personally think someone looks and feels their best. Clothing can induce confidence, and affect the way someone might hold themselves, I’m interested in that. It’s about relating to a woman , admiring women and women's style.

What is your biggest dream?
My biggest dream is simply to continue working as an artist and illustrator, and develop my practice.

A CONVERSATION WITH ROSIE MCGUINNESS

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am Rosie McGuinness, artist and illustrator. I was born in London, where I still work and live. I studied womenswear design, but it quickly became apparent that I didn’t have the patience required for pattern cutting or construction, always much preferring to work on sketchbooks and illustrations. I’ve focused on drawing ever since

What inspires and influences your art the most?
I’m inspired by style, rather than ‘fashion’, and women, the figure, the shapes the figure and the figure clothed make, how someone puts themselves together, their attitude. I’m interested in drawing figures in natural compositions, sitting in a chair, reclining on a bed, for example. I look at the shapes the figure makes, the form and fall of garments and the weight and balance of the body, how pattern, print and fabric work around the body, along with the negative spaces they create. I like to combine different elements that I happen to have seen and admired. I draw from life, and from photographs - I have a huge amount of saved images and screen grabs, of an outfit I might like, a pose, a fabric, a pattern etc, and I like to combine aspects of these, along with studies from life drawing classes which I regularly attend. Anything too posed, too fashion, and too conceited is not appealing to me.

Do you consider yourself a feminist?
Yes.

How do you express this through your art?
I like to draw confident, composed women, at ease. I wouldn’t say there is a particular reason for this other than this is probably how and when I personally think someone looks and feels their best. Clothing can induce confidence, and affect the way someone might hold themselves, I’m interested in that. It’s about relating to a woman , admiring women and women's style.

What is your biggest dream?
My biggest dream is simply to continue working as an artist and illustrator, and develop my practice.

'MAYBE IT IS AS SIMPLE AS BEING A WOMAN, RELATING TO DRAWING A WOMAN, ADMIRING WOMEN AND WOMEN’S STYLE.'
ROSIE MCGUINNESS
'MAYBE IT IS AS SIMPLE AS BEING A WOMAN, RELATING TO DRAWING A WOMAN, ADMIRING WOMEN AND WOMEN’S STYLE.'
ROSIE MCGUINNESS

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