The thing about Canadian-born, London-based Tara Dougans is that she’s so out there, it’s possible to miss her altogether. But sites like Trendland have been following this edgy art director and illustrator for several years and she’s now a bit of a sensation. Her first short film, ‘Beware of a Man’s Shadow’ is just out.
Originally concepted as an ‘animated editorial’, the project kicked off after Paris Fashion Week in January. Inspired by the Burmese proverb ‘beware of a man’s shadow and a bee’s sting’, the idea was to juxtapose the subtle stoicism of menswear imagery with a cheeky animated wink. -Tara Dougans
Covering designers Dries Van Noten, Juun.J, Lucas Ossendrijver for Lanvin, Thom Browne, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, Walter Van Beirendonck and Louis Vuitton, the film illustrates playful examples of this season’s menswear.
Have a look at the stills, and the fashion that inspired them. Note: Illustrations are animated gifs, but you have to click through to the original image to see the movements. Or go to her Behance site. (Left: Van Beirendonck)
Tara Dougans website, here.
Her Tumblr, here.
Categories: Fashion, Illustration
When I saw the first image I was like, well, you can’t like every post and every kind of art. Then I watched the video and while it creeped me out a bit, I appreciated it more. Then when I saw the actual fashion photos it made me laugh and I understood the point. I wouldn’t hang the stuff on my wall, but it was fun, especially the bees walking around.
That’s a great synopsis of how this artist affected you, and I imagine there are lots of others who traveled the same route. Thanks.
I agree (that’s an understatement for you!)
Yes very creative, but I had a mildly unsettled reaction, especially to the combination of music and animation in the video. I really like it, though.
Wow… certainly distinct and highly creative!