At some point this week I will pre-order Cédric Rivrain’s first book. Since a chance “encounter” with one of his illustrations a few years ago I haven’t stopped admiring his work. Such flawlessly detailed visual fashion narratives are not frequently encountered. It would be ridiculous for me to try and judge them subjectively because I am so in love with Rivrain’s style but I genuinely believe that he will dazzle and surprise us for many years to come. You don’t need to educate your eyes or learn to look at art to find immediate beauty and poetry in his pieces. He is simply a wonderful and interesting artist. His originality comes from the use of unusual materials such as nail varnish or eye shadow, his almost fanatical precision, the delicate and subtle colour palette, his clarity of line and the occasional hint of subversive humour. As a result his drawings are remarkably fresh and intriguing!
You can pre-order the book here
All images courtesy of Cédric Rivrain, collage by July Stars