‘Sum­mer of Love’ in­spires fash­ion artist

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EMBLETON fash­ion il­lus­tra­tor Pippa McManus says her re­turn to the solo ex­hi­bi­tion scene after two years brought back “won­der­ful mem­o­ries”.

McManus, who has been a pro­fes­sional il­lus­tra­tor for 15 years, launched her ex­hi­bi­tion How High The Moon at Stu­dio 281 in May­lands on Novem­ber 4, which will run un­til Novem­ber 18.

The ce­les­tial-themed ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures 25 new il­lus­tra­tions in­spired by McManus’ favourite fash­ion trends, jew­ellery and hair­styles.

Her solo ex­hi­bi­tion comes after tak­ing part in group ex­hi­bi­tions in­clud­ing Flower Child: Art In­spired by San Fran­cisco’s Sum­mer of Love at the Mod­ern Eden Gallery in San Fran­cisco.

McManus said it took her six months to re­search and fin­ish the con­cepts for each piece.

“I have tried to be a lit­tle bit more in­clu­sive of dif­fer­ent kinds of girls this time … I have beau­ti­ful African, Asian and In­dian girls,” she said.

“My sig­na­ture is do­ing flower crowns so I have taken them out this time and put a lot more em­pha­sis on fun hair, jew­ellery and cloth­ing.”

McManus said the lat­est fash­ion trends and mod­els in­spired her to con­tinue il­lus­trat­ing.

She said she was now work­ing on a Valen­tine’s Day solo ex­hi­bi­tion plus other works for group ex­hi­bi­tions.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d476136

Pippa McManus at her lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion.

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