Sailor Moon, Betty Boop, Jem and more take on the Spring 2013 collections in Jerome LaMaar’s amazing illustrations

Jerome Lamaar Fashion Cartoons
Illustration by Jerome Lamaar

Jerome Lamaar Fashion Cartoons
Illustration by Jerome Lamaar

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Fashion illustration has long made our hearts skip several beats and luckily the blogosphere is full of talented artists who love to take the latest runway looks and turn them into beautifully rendered imaginative hand sketches (giving our eyes a fashionable feast). But with the recent rise in this art form’s popularity, it can be difficult to find sketches that really stand out among the many. Which is why we’re loving the work of a Mr. Jerome LaMaar, whom we discovered this morning reinterprets classic cartoon characters in the coolest looks from the Spring 2013 collections.

Everyone’s favourite Sailor Moon girls don labels like Balmain, Céline, Prada, Givenchy and Dries Van Noten’s grunge couture; Betty Boop flirts it up in Alaia; Jem (of The Holograms) gets attention-grabbing Balenciaga and Daria trades her usual green jacket and brown pleated skirt for colourful Marni prints. And that’s just naming a few. Alexander Wang, Chloé and Roberto Cavalli all get mentions as well.

LaMaar joins the rising trend of fashion cartoons, which includes Barney’s recent Disney Christmas campaign (which saw iconic cartoon figures like Minnie Mouse, Cruella de Vil and Snow White getting fashion makeovers), South Park’s Muscle Man Marc (Cartman owned a tattooed toy Marc Jacobs doll) and The Simpsons fashion collaborations (Canadian supermodel Linda Evangelista took the famous family shopping in Paris for Harper’s Bazaar and, more recently, the artist and illustrator AleXsandro Palombo turned famous fashion faces like Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld into yellow-hued Simpsons characters).