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FASHION ILLUSTRATOR EXTRAORDINAIRE, NUNO DA COSTA. DESIGNER OF W&M ILLUSTRATIONS.

Nuno Da Costa is the illustrator who created the wonderful sketch illustrations for our Windle and Moodie product packaging. He […]

Nuno Da Costa is the illustrator who created the wonderful sketch illustrations for our Windle and Moodie product packaging.

He has worked for Vogue magazine and Nuno jumped at the chance when we approached him to work on the branding project two years ago.

We’ve been dying to introduce Nuno to the World. He’s quite a shy, reserved type who lets all his work do the talking basically.

So Come and Meet Nuno…

A self-taught artist, Nuno began developing his stylish and evocative drawings at an early age, when his love of all things fashion and art was already apparent.

One of his earliest memories is lying on the living room floor watching The Clothes Show and drawing a model in a red Valentino dress as she strode past on the catwalk.

In 2006, Neil And Nuno met through a mutual friend when Nuno was just beginning his journey as a solo artist. Neil was co-beauty editor at the time for a new magazine called Wonderland with M-Up Maverick Lisa Butler.  Neil’s love of illustrations led him to asking him to collaborate on an innovative eight-page spread for Wonderland magazine. That time spent together in the studio became a seminal event, which has shaped and coloured Nuno’s approach to this day.

Nuno’s approach is built on three main tenets – solid drawing skills, an in-depth knowledge of fashion and an ever-evolving exploration of traditional art materials such as gouache, watercolours, inks pastels and pencil  which helps keep his work interesting and versatile whilst always retaining its clarity and unique identity.

 

Nuno has a very individual style. His drawings follow beautifully strong lines with an artist’s eye for colour and texture. Whether it’s his stylishly simple black line work or his more detailed colour illustrations, Nuno’s art holds the viewer’s attention through its sensitivity, grace and pure beauty.
Client List
Maison Thierry Mugler
British Vogue
Portuguese Vogue
Dior
Neil Moodie
Caryn Franklin MBE
All Walks Beyond the Catwalk
MAC Cosmetics
L’Oreal Professionnel

Windle London

Clinique
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tokyo
The Telegraph
The Sunday Times Style magazine
Triumph Lingerie

Recently Nuno and us collaborated on a Mens grooming editorial for the extremely popular weekly Shortlist Magazine thanks to their mens grooming and beauty editor Mandy Pang. Below is the results of their collaboration which was published in December 2014 ahead of the party season.

Nuno shares his time between living in London and Lisbon with his partner who is a Yoga instructor and their dog, Eddie.

His London And Worldwide Agent is Illustration Web – Click HERE to link to their website.