Garance Wilkens - Bio
Garance Wilkens’s illustrations are like an invitation to enter a dreamlike world, with a strong preference for the back lite. Delicate and intricate watercolor, with strong sense of perspective and sprinkled with a pinch of digital whim.
Born and raised in the south of France, the Dutch illustrator was trained as a fashion designer at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, Netherlands. After graduating she worked numerous years for high-end fashion houses, both in Paris for John Galliano, and then in New York (for e.g. Zac Posen).
The first illustration project came when Dior was teaming up with Paris finest department store, Le Printemps for the Christmas 2012 window display. The project included the visual emblem for the campaign, large watercolor back drops for each of the windows, a pop-up book, printed scarfs and shoes. The collaboration with Christian Dior has never stopped since, with work on books and illustrated items for numerous events.
Other current clients include Lancôme for the Bafta awards, Hera, Artipoppe, and Natalia Nodianova’s charity events.