Evoking the senses this summer and embracing fragrance

Inspired by Somerset House exhibition Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent, gpstudio, a design agency based in Southwark, has dedicated their Arch Window exhibition space to the ‘art of fragrance’. This exhibition will be on display until early September 2017.

Lipstick of London: Illustration Agency founded by Marie-Claire Westover, was approached by gpstudio to create a colourful interpretation of a fragrance that has been supplied by Paul Goodwin, Project Manager from EcoScent. Paul said that the company aims to, “enhance customer experience and to influence purchase decisions by using the power of scent through our stylish scent delivery systems and premium fragrance oils.”

Sarah Smart, an illustrator from Lipstick of London found inspiration in the fragrance (which contains hints of Geranium Leaf, Mandarin Rind and Bergamot) to create colourful illustrations of women, perfume bottles and an array of flowers. Sarah used her creative skills to draw the illustrations onto the glass of the Arch Window, bringing the scent to life in a visual display of colour. She explained her thoughts on drawing these illustrations, “I was inspired not only by the ingredients but the way it made me feel. I felt it has quite a mischievous and sexy feel to it, hence the ladies I chose to use. There was a strong feminine scent and I wanted that to come across quite playfully which is why I chose big bright and bold illustrations to cover the glass window.”

Gregor Jackson, founding partner of gpstudio said, “as retail designers, gpstudio understand that perfume is not only a scent that defines the uniqueness of individuals, but also about a customer experience in a retail environment.”

About gpstudio

gpstudio is a London based design agency specialising in brand strategy, retail architecture, interiors, graphic and digital. Their portfolio of clients include U.K. and International brands and retail destinations, such as Harrods, John Lewis, Hersheson’s, Shinsegae and Ocado.

 

FASHION ILLUSTRATOR JACQUELINE BISSETT PAINTS THE ARCH WINDOW AT RETAIL DESIGN AGENCY GPSTUDIO FOR FASHION MONTH.

7th March 2017 – Immediate Release


The team at 
gpstudio, a retail design agency in Southwark are passionate about encouraging and celebrating creative talent, so they curate work by a wide variety of new and established designers, artists, illustrators and photographers. gpstudio show the art work in their huge railway Arch Window, transforming the pavement outside into a free gallery, for the public to enjoy just a few hundred metres from the Tate Modern.

gpstudio approached Jacqueline Bissett, a fashion illustrator to paint some of her beautiful illustrations on the glass of their Arch Window during Fashion Month to tie in with London Fashion Week. Having attended some of the London Fashion Week shows, Jacqueline was able to paint interpretations of what she saw on the catwalk, including some pieces from huge names such as House of Holland and Armani, and some up and coming designers like Bottega Veneta and Havva, and the results are stunning.

Jacqueline Bissett has over 30 years of experience in the fashion illustration industry. Working across a broad spectrum in the fashion world you can find her illustrations on everything from book covers, web sites, billboard advertisements and luxury jewellery brochures.

“Each season for as long as I can remember, I’ve worked on a reportage of the catwalks to familiarise myself with new colours, trends and styling details to assist with commissions and keep relevance in my fashion work’ Jacqueline Bisset

‘Fashion illustrator and artist Jaqueline Bisset’s painting on our Arch Window has blown us away and attracted much attention. As an artist Jacqueline is a perfect match for us bridging fashion, art and retail. We were thrilled to have her paint live at gpstudio for Fashion Month.’ Gregor Jackson, Partner

Jacqueline said of her work:

‘When I was asked to do something for the Arch windows with the possibility of working on the actual glass, I jumped at the chance to transfer this idea on a large scale. It’s been years since I worked on this scale and never on a window so it was a pretty daunting task.’ ‘At LFW my favourite collections were an amazing collection from Henry Holland’s team which was vibrant and fun involving fun fur, Stetsons and thigh high ‘Woody Woodpecker’ boots- really ‘out there’ stuff! I deliberately chose garments that I’m not usually commissioned to draw so I could be totally self-indulgent whilst showing some of the newer designers with Global brands such as Armani, Miu Miu and Sportmax.’ ‘I sketched out in rough format on the outside of the windows so I could amend the overall look without committing myself. There was only 1 figure that I changed from my layout in the end. I then moved inside (away from the biting winds!) to warm up and start the colour work.’ ‘I had to work fast to finalise in one day so I kept it loose and sketchy and hopefully looking spontaneous. The hardest part was actually the writing which is harder than you think to write backwards! Drawing back to front is also a challenge but after the first few figures the style started to flow and strengthen. The whole thing took approx. 7 hours, just before the light started to fade!’



‘At LFW my favourite collections were an amazing collection from Henry Holland’s team which was vibrant and fun involving fun fur, Stetsons and thigh high ‘Woody Woodpecker’ boots- really ‘out there’ stuff! I deliberately chose garments that I’m not usually commissioned to draw so I could be totally self-indulgent whilst showing some of the newer designers with Global brands such as Armani, Miu Miu and Sportmax.’ ‘I sketched out in rough format on the outside of the windows so I could amend the overall look without committing myself. There was only 1 figure that I changed

‘I sketched out in rough format on the outside of the windows so I could amend the overall look without committing myself. There was only 1 figure that I changed from my layout in the end. I then moved inside (away from the biting winds!) to warm up and start the colour work.’

‘I had to work fast to finalise in one day so I kept it loose and sketchy and hopefully looking spontaneous. The hardest part was actually the writing which is harder than you think to write backwards! Drawing back to front is also a challenge but after the first few figures the style started to flow and strengthen. The whole thing took approx. 7 hours, just before the light started to fade!’

Jacqueline Bissett

http://www.jacquelinebissett.com

www.illustrationweb.com

For further details on gpstudio please contact:

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0207 620 1100

http://gpstudio.uk.com