Julie Verhoeven
Renowned for our long-standing lineage with talented artists and illustrators, we are thrilled to announce our Summer Season campaign in partnership with illustrator Julie Verhoeven. To celebrate our collaboration, we interviewed her in the most imaginative way possible – with a visual Q&A.
Renowned for our long-standing lineage with talented artists and illustrators, we are thrilled to announce our Summer Season campaign in partnership with illustrator Julie Verhoeven. She’s the beloved artist to designer fashion brands (think Louis Vuitton) and British royalty (her artwork graces the halls of Kensington Palace), and is now our Artist in Residence for the Summer Season – with her exclusive illustrations decorating everywhere from our store windows to our website. “Fenwick’s Summer Season campaign was an absolute joyous tonic to illustrate. I spent hours at the drawing board meandering through filmic references in my head, entering the visual excesses of A Draughtsman’s Contract, Barry Lyndon and Brideshead Revisited,” explains Julie. However, it was the thought of the races and British seaside that really helped her capture the intrinsic moment of the collaboration, “I pictured myself on the beach, on horseback, parasol, and gin and tonic in hand, being drawn to the distance murmurings of a fantastical summer garden party.” To celebrate our campaign with Julie, we interviewed her in the most imaginative way possible – with a visual Q&A. To each question, Julie answered with an illustration that spoke to her answer. The result? One of our most creative interviews to date.
Discover our Summer Season Edit
#### **Sum yourself up in one illustration.** _Self portrait for LOVE magazine, 2018_
#### **What was the illustration you created that gave you your big break?** _Fairytale collages for Louis Vuitton SS02_
#### **What does a great British Summer look like to you?** _Factor 45, 2019_
#### **Which children’s book do you draw the most inspiration from?** _Miffy the Artist by Dick Bruna_
#### **You’ve worked with the likes of Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs. What is your favourite fashion collaboration you’ve done?** _Marc Jacobs SS18_
#### **What is the last thing you do before going to sleep?** _Smile, 2019_
#### **Is there one thing you can’t live without?** _Make-up bag for M.A.C. illustrated by Julie Verhoeven, 2012_
#### **If someone could walk a mile in your shoes, which pair would you lend them?** _A rubbing of my sock, 2019_
Discover our Summer Season Edit
_To view Julie Verhoeven's illustrations for our Summer Season campaign in person, pop by your local Fenwick store to browse our window displays._