Fashion fix

Graphic design and fashion have always had a close relationship, and it's not hard to figure out why. Designers - as early adopters with a broad interest in what could be loosely dubbed urban culture - are usually pretty cool. They've also always been suckers for a well-designed T-shirt or fabric print. But, while graphic designers are always keen to produce limited edition silk-screened T-shirts for themselves and their mates, selling those ideas, illustrations and designs to the mass market via big retail outlets and leading fashion brands is an entirely different matter.

The prevailing tastes in illustration and graphic design have always either mirrored or been one step ahead of the trends in fashion. But how have the illustrators who develop the prints, designs and ideas that end up on the catwalk made the leap from paper to fabric? For 22-year-old Paris-based illustrator and graphic designer Marie Blanco Hendrickx, aka Mijn Schatje, the chance to work with the Lindsay Lohan-fronted Italian fashion brand Fornarina came after label bosses spotted her work on a magazine cover.

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