Hand-painted illustrations from NYFW capture the simple beauty of a well-made garment

Hand-painted illustrations from NYFW capture the simple beauty of a well-made garment
James Skarbek
James Skarbek

Although New York Fashion Week might've officially ended with a controversial Marc Jacobs' show on Thursday afternoon, many of the looks that walked down the runway for the past nine days (fashion can't be contained to a seven-day week) will continue to be discussed and worn by celebrities and influencers for months to come. 

Fashion illustrator James Skarbek decided to further commemorate some of the more talked about looks — from Gigi Hadid's Tommy Hilfiger collection to Chromat's structured pieces — onto paper. 

"Usually I gravitate to the most colorful designs first, I can't help it," he said in an email about the outfits he chose to draw. "I look for the most interesting shapes, or which designs can be broken down into illustration in a fun way. Sometimes I'm drawn to a certain model too, the way they are styled and their expression."

He added, "NYFW is such an exciting time. There's so much energy and creativity flowing. As a fashion illustrator creating these images is my way of taking part in that excitement."

Take a look at the beautiful results below:

Anna Sui

Anna SuiSource: Getty Images/James Skarbek
Anna Sui  Getty Images/James Skarbek

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la RentaSource: Getty Images/James Skarbek
Oscar de la Renta  Getty Images/James Skarbek

Christian Siriano

Christian SirianoSource: Getty Images/James Skarbek
Christian Siriano  Getty Images/James Skarbek

Gypsy Sport

Gypsy SportSource: Getty Images/James Skarbek
Gypsy Sport  Getty Images/James Skarbek

Prabal Gurung

Prabal GurungSource: Getty Images/James Skarbek
Prabal Gurung  Getty Images/James Skarbek

Marc Jacobs

Marc JacobsSource: Getty Images/James Skarbek
Marc Jacobs  Getty Images/James Skarbek

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy HilfigerSource: Getty Images/James Skarbek
Tommy Hilfiger  Getty Images/James Skarbek
Tommy HilfigerSource: Getty Images/James Skarbek
Tommy Hilfiger  Getty Images/James Skarbek

Chromat

ChromatSource: Getty Images/James Skarbek
Chromat  Getty Images/James Skarbek