News__ Get Sketched: Kitsuné F/W ’11

December 08, 2011 | By

Jean-Philippe Delhomme’s sketches of Maison Kistuné’s f/w 2011 remind us to dress well, but never, ever take ourselves too seriously

It’s one thing to be caught drunk in front of the paparazzi, but it’s a whole other pickle being caught by Jean-Philippe Delhomme just being you. The illustrator cleverly reveals the absurdities and eccentricities of hipsterdom and celebrity fashion culture, sketching and painting satirical impressions of failed attempts at coyness, elegance, and unsuccessful arrogance, with a special adoration for stylish people taking themselves a little too seriously. As you can imagine, the French transplant has really been enjoying his time in New York.

So when it came to drawing up impressions of Maison Kistuné Delhomme must have thought “too easy.” His first campaign with the Parisian brand was for s/s '11 and now he has tackled f/w '11, which was based on Americana, the ‘60s West, and Brokeback Mountain. The the series of four drawings, Delhomme highlights the key looks of the collection—a stunning canary yellow dress, hunter jackets, plaid blazers, and feminine cropped cardigans—with a dry injection of humor. As always his illustration style is traditional, with contemporary palettes, and stark contrast. “Tristan was discovering that not all moustaches are ironic,” the caption reads, as Tristan (say it with a French accent), dressed in a shearling denim jacket with matching pants and a plaid shirt, watches a Sheriff look over his passport, sporting the exact same moustache as his.

You may know Jean-Philippe Delhomme from his blog and alter ego, the Unknown Hipster. An illustrated stylish man, with fabulously unkempt hair and statement red shades, who lounges around in an important manner, talking about his records, modeling, and attending parties. He is the archetypal cool, hip to a fault, and Delhomme chronicles culture through his experiences. Earlier this Fall, the Unknown Hipster was cruising down rue de Richelieu in Paris, when he stopped at the window of Kitsuné and remarked, “by coincidence they were showing some drawings from their collaboration with Jean-Philippe Delhomme.” Seriously, this Hipster doesn’t miss a thing.

See Jean-Philippe Delhomme's series for Maison Kistuné's F/W 2011 collection below.

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