Fashion Illustration: City College of San Francisco

Harvey Milk Terminal 1

Departures - Level 2
Mar 08, 2022 - Jul 12, 2022

Diego Gomez Fashion Illustration, City College of San FranciscoDiego Gomez Fashion Illustration, City College of San FranciscoDiego Gomez Fashion Illustration, City College of San Francisco

Fashion Illustration: City College of San Francisco

City College of San Francisco students completed the work for this exhibition in the fall 2021 Fashion Illustration course that took place virtually. This course allows students to visualize their designs on paper before producing patterns and sewing garments. They learn the necessary illustration skills to develop their ability to communicate fashion designs using a variety of media, such as gouache, watercolor, marker, and ink. Students begin with a sketch of a figure before creating their fashion designs, carefully rendering the fabric, and draping of the garment. Student Diego Gomez created six of the illustrations on display. “Trangela Barbie in 2018 Alessandro Michele for Gucci” is an exceptionally dramatic design. The model is draped from head to toe in a rich red fabric that evokes velvet. 

City College of San Francisco’s fall Fashion Illustration course was led by instructor Paul Gallo who has taught the class since 1987. He began his career at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Gallo produced his first line of clothing by age twenty-one. His designs have appeared in magazines, television, and films. Gallo recently published a fashion illustration coloring book.

The mission of the Fashion Design and Merchandising programs at City College of San Francisco is to provide the highest quality of instruction in a lively and diverse environment. The program offers a structured and experiential learning process to help students discover the concepts and challenges of today’s fashion business and equip them with the necessary skills to become successful in the Fashion Design and Merchandising fields. 

[images left to right]
Jeannette Barbie in 2021 Alessandro Michele for Gucci  2021
Diego Gomez
gouache, watercolor
Courtesy of the artist and Paul Gallo, City College of San Francisco
L2022.0201.005

Trangela Barbie in 2018 Alessandro Michele for Gucci  2021
Diego Gomez
gouache, watercolor
Courtesy of the artist and Paul Gallo, City College of San Francisco
L2022.0201.004

Black Pink Barbie in 2021 Alessandro Michele for Gucci 2021
Diego Gomez
gouache, watercolor
Courtesy of the artist and Paul Gallo, City College of San Francisco
L2022.0201.006

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