Friday, 31 January 2014
Look of the Week
Look of the Week is today illustrated by new illustrator to The Rakish Gent, Mr Thackshila Udage. Thack is a graduate from Birmingham City University in Fashion Design. He currently works a a designer of menswear and children's wear for a clothing manufacturer. Prior to this, he worked as an accessories designer in Sri Lanka. As well as working as a designer, photographer and artist, Thack is a brilliant illustrator. Working in pencil and charcoal, watercolors and digital media. When he sent me this image a couple of days ago, I was blown away. I am thrilled to have him on board.
As usual with Look of the Week, I styled the look that Thack has so brilliantly illustrated. A great raincoat is a must in this terrible weather and this Christopher Raeburn one is gorgeous. Cool, practical and featuring the trademark lizard motif it is crafted from cotton gabardine cloth. Under the raincoat, is a sweater from one of my favourite labels. A.P.C are my go to brand for no fuss, great quality garments and this cotton and silk blend sweater is a perfect example of that style. Steady Eddie Nudie Jeans in regular fit, with Maison Martin Margiela suede and leather panelled sneakers complete the look. All of the items featured in this post are available from Mr Porter.
A huge thank you to Thack for his brilliant illustration. I am constantly impressed by the talent of the illustrators that have created art for The Rakish Gent. You can find out more about him on his own website, and follow on Twitter & Instagram.