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Montana Forbes

Montana Forbes - International fashion illustrator. London

Light and sensitive line work, subtle colour palettes and an appreciation for pattern and texture are what set London-based fashion illustrator Montana Forbes apart from the rest. Inspired by the psychology of fashion and the narrative of individual style, she’s an expert in the field and is an Association of Illustrators board member, leading masterclasses in fashion illustration at the House of Illustration.
Her childhood in the US and Southern Africa has informed her style and sense of colour, and she’s inspired by vintage movies, records, magazines and clothing. She studied Visual Communication at university, focusing on the history of art, photography and graphic design.

Approach

Researching and collecting visual references of a subject matter is the first part of Montana’s approach. After getting together a pool of ideas she starts doodling and sketching in pencil. Later on, Photoshop is used to develop and tweak the image, and to apply the colour.

Style

Montana has a clear, minimal, pared-back style. Her aim is to capture a timeless sensibility in her images, but one that people can easily relate to.

Client list

Montana has been commissioned by clients including Gap, The Evening Standard, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Harrods, Penguin Random House, Technomarine Watches, Time Out, Waitrose and more.
What are your Salon Secrets?
What are your Salon Secrets?
Harrods Magazine commission Montana Forbes to create beauty illustrations for their latest monthly feature entitled Salon Secrets.
What are your Salon Secrets?
Fashion Weeks
Fashion Weeks
Montana Forbes designs an illustration based on the Fashion Weeks of 2020.
Fashion Weeks
New Role for Montana
New Role for Montana
Montana Forbes joins The AOI
New Role for Montana
Razor Promotion
Razor Promotion
Montana Forbes creates female figure scenarios for a Cosmopolitan UK and Gillette promo.
Razor Promotion
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Beginning a monthly column with Elle Japan, Montana Forbes draws a portrait of Rachel Bloom.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Strip Poker
Strip Poker
Cosmopolitan Germany commission Montana Forbes for some saucy figure poses.
Strip Poker
Harrods Fashion
Harrods Fashion
Harrods Fashion
Harrods' Spring Style
Harrods' Spring Style
Montana Forbes illustrates the Harrods' 'Spring Home Event' campaign.
Harrods' Spring Style
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