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10 Questions with Soraya Basiran

10 Questions with Soraya Basiran

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Dutch fashion stylist and illustrator Soraya Basiran was spotted by H&M on instagram and is collaborating with them since. We love her fashionable edgy tall women with big coats and thigh high boots.

1. Hi Soraya! Tell us something about yourself. 

I was born nearby the dutch coast and submarines, and always feel close connected to sea, ocean, canals. It makes me feel free. 

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2. How did you get started as an illustrator? education etc.

I always enjoyed drawing since I was a kid. I went to school for Fashion design and developed my own handwriting. When I started my instagram account H&M saw what I did and asked me to do illustrations for their Kenzo collab. Then the story got started.

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3. How would you describe your style? 

Edgy really tall women with mostly big coats and thigh high boots. Just because I love it. And if i don't find typical clothes for shoots or myself I just have to get them on paper.

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4. What’s your technical/creative process?

I start with a look , shape or color. Then I start to draw with pencil and then all kinds of material like paint or ecoline. Whatever works. A cut-out could also work as a part of a illustration.

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5. Who or what inspires you and your work?

People, animals, tv series, nature, concepts for my styling-jobs. Anything!

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6. Which brands do you work for or do you love to work for?

I work with H&M Kenzo, H&M Studio, Design 5star hotel Andaz, Azzurro. I would love to do collabs with all kinds of brands. Could be fashion, could be a book, interior. I have a very broad interest.

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7. What is your favorite thing in the world to illustrate?

Women

8. Name 3 things you can't live without?

My family, my jewellery, my special vintage leather jacket

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9. Any new creative plans for 2018? expositions? books? collaborations?

I have a very interesting collab with a designerhotel and with a highend fashion store for tablewear

10. Any words of wisdom to aspiring artists?

"Just do what you love!"

Thank you Soraya!

@soraya_basiran

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