Today we have a guest from Italy – Alice Balconi, a fashion illustrator and a fashion drawing lecturer at Istituto Marangoni – School of Fashion, Art & Design in Italy. Alice is passionate about sketching various forms of women and clothes – two areas that she is personally fascinated with, and believes that both are equally distinct art forms. Apart from her work as an illustrator, she is also known for her healthy way of life and her love for yoga and her adorable pet Napoleone. So let’s go and find out more about her workl and her life in Italy!
We had a quick chat with Alice Balconi, a fashion illustrator from Italy. She talks about her work, main sources of inspirations and her future plans!
Hello Alice! Good to have you with us. Please tell us a little about yourself.
Ciao! I’m Alice Balconi, born near Milano, Italy, where I’m currently living. I had artistic studies and achieved a degree in Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni, Italy. I believe in healthy living, so I have personally chosen a vegetarian way of life. I try to eat clean every day and practice sports such as running and yoga.
“I’ve always loved art – drawing, fashion, photography, etc. I’m a proud mama of my dog, Napoleone the dachshund – he’s always with me in my studio while I’m drawing. I love him to the moon and back.”
Alice Balconi’s adorable pet Nepolean gives her company during a yoga session outdoors
“In 2016, I started working for Marangoni as a fashion drawing lecturer – a job that gives me a lot of happiness and allows me to do things that I’m really passionate about. I also work as an illustrator on my own for a cute fashion brand as a designer.”
Beautiful Dior dress illustration with a dachshund in front of the magnificent Eiffel Tower, Paris | by Alice Balconi
“My biggest passion is fashion illustration, mainly for my love of clothes and not the fashion or the trends. Moreover, I love the history of art, basically every aspect of art – from fashion to photography, etc.”
” Women and fashion shows are my main sources of inspiration” ~ Alice Balconi
What do you hope people take away from your Art?
“I hope people can see through my art that every woman is a real work of art, and also see the beauty of fashion, which I personally believe, is another artform too.”
Fashion Illustration of a lovely Peach Dreamy Dress | by Alice Balconi
Maison Valentino dress illustration by Alice Balconi
Boarding back to 60’s, it’s the Jackie O’squad | by Alice Balconi
Tell us about your future plans
I want to start doing some portraits coloring with oil painting because I want to challenge myself to do something out of my comfort zone. Also, open my own website for my illustrations! 🙂
Until she launches her own website, you can follow Alice Balconi on Instagram to view her illustrations, and to stay updated on her design journey as an illustrator – and more
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