Noteworthy #076: NYFW Runway Animation

As I continue to wrap up my coverage of FW17 fashion month (I promise part two — Milan and Paris — will be posted soon!), I’ve come across a lot of cool commentary and projects associated with the stylish event. Specifically, right now I’m semi-obsessed with the work by  Julie Winegard, who was commissioned by NYFW and greeting card/stationary company Papyrus to make animations for the live shows this past February.

Winegard is a New York-based artist and illustrator. Her FW17 animations, some of which you can view below, were part of her second project for the #ArtofPapyrus series. The series captured work from designers such as Prabal Gurung and Jonathan Simkhai.


animationNeedless to say, it’s pretty cool to see brands partnering with local artists on fashion week projects, especially when said projects result in a way for viewers to interpret clothing and design in a new way. Winegard’s animation of runway shows really capture the essence of sparkles, frills, and the silhouette of each piece of clothing. The movement that’s created when these style features hit the runway in her work can’t be enjoyed the same way in a Vogue photo gallery no matter how hard you try. Plus they’re pretty fun to watch, right?

Aside from runway shows, Winegard’s portfolio also includes an animation of Biden eating ice cream, Chrissy Teigen’s “awkward face” at the Golden Globes, Eva Chen’s Met Gala look, and more. How this is my first time coming across her work is beyond me, but I can’t wait to visit Winegard’s website after the next round of shows to see her interpretation of new runway looks.

Learn more about the #ArtofPapyrus project and Winegard’s work, here

Emma Klug started The Style Note in the fall of 2012. Her writing has been featured in DBusiness Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, Nothing Major, The Working Wardrobe, Chicago Talks, Inexpensive Chic, and The Wayne State University student paper: The South End. When she’s not writing you can find her eating pizza, binge-watching Netflix and working her day job as a magazine editor.


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