Friday, December 5, 2008

Julie Verhoeven

Julie Verhoeven is a designer and illustrator active in the fashion industry. Love her whimsical style of illustration. It has an ethereal beauty but yet feels edgy and strong.

Julie Verhoeven has worked in numerous ways across fashion and design, from illustration to creative direction and design consultancy. She studied fashion at Medway College (now Kent Institute), graduating in 1987, and began her career as first design assistant to John Galliano, continuing this role with Martine Sitbon in Paris. She went on to head Italian brand Gibo. She has collaborated on fashion projects on international fashion brands including Louis Vuitton and Mulberry. Verhoeven contributes regularly to publications including Dazed and Confused and Self Service.

Verhoeven's love of drawing is always at the heart of all the work she undertakes. Since 2002 she has exhibited extensively, with recent shows including solo exhibitions at ZINGERpresents (Amsterdam), Riflemaker (London), Public art murale in Bristol Harbourside and film presentation at Sketch. Two books have been published of Verhoven's work: 'Fat-Bottomed Girls' and 'Gas Book 13'. She is also a part time tutor on MA Fashion at Central Saint Martins and Royal College of Art.

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