Friday, September 13, 2013

Fashion Illustrations- Estrella Gonzales + Jean Claude Poitras

International Fashion Calendar

 International Fashion Desk Diary by Shirley Kennedy.

Another post from that fabulous '93 Desk Diary I was given.

 Estrella Gonzales

<Estrella Gonzales was born in Barcelona and bases her growing fashion business in that exciting Spanish city. Though she holds a degree in law from the University of Barcelona, she started designing costumes for films in 1979 and in 1981 began designing and selling her original leather garments in collaboration with her mother, a designer of high-fashion apparel.> 

Warm solution: a super overcoat in duo-tones of tasty brown leather
features oversize pockets and a cozy big fur collar.
The drawstring waist gives strong shape definition.

Weekend wonder: casual yet very fashion forward,
a great big jacket of saffron suede with a matching color wool jersey collar.
The jacket is tight-fitting in front with suede overlays.

City Splendor: Redingote jacket in black suede leather
it is detailed with stunning trapunto stitches in spiral patterns
The jacket has open side slits which can be closed with special zippers. 

Jean Claude Poitras

<Good-looking, somewhat irreverent Jean-Claude Poitras is considered by many as Canada's most celebrated designer and one of his country's leading fashion labels. During the years not only has his design talent grown, but Poitras is also known as a respected businessman and an outspoken supporter of the fashion designer's role within the industry. The Montreal born designer studied fashion and graphic arts in his hometown, worked in both the wholesale and retail arena before creating his own women's and men's collections in 1976. In 1990, Poitras Design joined forces with Irving Samuel, one of Canada's leading women's wear manufacturers. Poitras designs and supervises the productions of all his collections from company headquarters in Montreal. >

Cool swirls: a cocoon-shape evening dress made of translucent silk organza
that is topped by a colorful sheer lace.

Cocktails anyone: a dramatic bubble skirt & matching bustier
of crushed velvet is enhanced with sculptured shoulder detail.


One-of-a-kind: leather & vinyl in cool shades of purple & teal
define this exciting, asymmetrical jumpsuit.


Aren't these just the best? 
 So current for today's fashion...

Have a lovely weekend, dear readers.



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  1. Way cool, Ms Peggy! Ever so brilliant!
    When I was a buyer, I would visit the illustrators in the advertising department to approve my ads. Their talent took my breath away! I miss the hand sketched fashion ads of the past.
    Have a great weekend!

    1. aren't they something? thanks for stopping by the blog. love peggy

  2. Estrella Gonzales , this is Stephen, we visited you in 1987 with Augusto and Lydia from Amsterdam. I have opened a modelling agency now. Check it out, will be a Delight to have some of my models working with you and love to see us back.