1.) David Downton, England
With his incredibly chic and spontaneous paintings,this is the artist behind some of the most iconic illustrations and advertisements in fashion history. Starting of as a commercial illustrator and paving his way into paris couture shows where he really began to explore fashion - left him with an effortless and groundbreaking edge to capture the essence and spirit of women and fashion like no other image maker before him. His images are all over the media: in books, in magazines, on billboards, on the walls of illustration students’ bedrooms and hell, if you type in fashion illustrations on "google images" - his is one of the first things you'll see. He uses materials such as Rotring ink, gouache, watercolour, oil sticks and occasionally acrylics to create his elegant and yet radiant effect.