Lovisa Burfitt - Bio
Lovisa Burfitt, born in Sweden in 1973, is one of Scandinavia’s most successful fashion illustrators. After graduating from the « Beckmans School of Fashion » in 1998, Lovisa created the clothing brand Burfitt, an upper-range ready-to-wear line. In 2001 she decided to take a break and concentrate more on her work as a fashion illustrator. She was invited as a guest student to the Royal College of Art in Stockholm and after her studies she moved to Paris to continue her career both as a fashion designer and an illustrator.
Since 2011 Lovisa only works with her illustrations. She plays with different techniques, but mostly with ink, watercolor, pencil and posca. With a keen eye she captures the perfect attitude of pure fashion silhouettes, people, animals, surroundings and architecture. Her quick, impressionistic lines are full of energy and create a spectacular contrast between refinement and inkblots, the sheer and the raw, the dramatic and the poetic.
Lovisa works with clients from all over the world, for example H&M, Sephora, Nordstrom, Harrods, Selfridges, Guerlain, Givenchy, Franck et Fils, Rörstrand, Hemtex, Procter & Gamble, and Absolut Vodka. She has also illustrated in numerous issues of VOGUE (UK, Nippon, China, Brazil), ELLE (UK, Sweden), Grazia, Glamour, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and W magazine. In 2014 and 2015 the books about the eccentric character Mademoiselle Oiseau where published, beautifully illustrated by Lovisa.
Lovisa lives and works in Aix-en-Provence, and this is where she is often found in her atelier with paint up to her elbows.