A new illustrator in the field of fashion art but who managed to stand out thanks to her talent in illustrating very popular brands like Chanel, Puma, Valentino, Max factor etc. Her work is highly appreciated by American, European and Australian brands. Find out more about Edona Misiri.
When was your first project in Fashion Illustration?
3 years ago. I started illustrating some Celine outfits, i got a good feedback and was from there that I began my path as a professional illustrator.
You’ve been featured in Los Angeles, Elucid among other publications and you’ve illustrated Chanel, Puma, Valentino, Max Factor and more. What has been your biggest moment so far?
Every collaboration with the brands and every appreciation has been so special. But I would say that this year has been a whole year of BIG moments.
What’s the favorite illustration you’ve ever done and why?
In each illustration I put a piece of myself so I love all illustrations. Anyway my favorite lately are some illustrations made for a beauty brand but I can’t tell more yet. I love it a lot also because I use the products of that brand and it is one of my favorites.
Have you ever said ‘no’ to an amazing opportunity?
Yes, I said no to a popular influencer and her brand because I don’t believe in working for free, however interesting the project may be or how popular you can become. I believe
that the work of each of us must be paid and mine is worth a lot. It is not a monetary issue but a matter of principle.
What is your daily routine on working days?
In the morning I’m usually in the office illustrating, the afternoon is divided between phone calls and zoom meetings. Then again to illustrate or create products for my future online store. I work till late night because I have several projects and only 24 hours available. I certainly sleep too.
What’s the most valuable piece of art to you?
“The starry night” by Van Gogh, “Mona Lisa” and “The lady with an Ermine” by Leonardo da Vinci, the whole series of “Les femmes d’Alger” by Pablo Picasso.
You have a big number of followers on social media. Is this important to you?
Everyone is aware about the power of social media, so I try to remain active on platforms like instagram, pinterest, behance. Social media nowadays help a lot in showing you off, and I certainly took advantage of this. I think I give it the right importance, not very important for me but necessary for what I do.
Edona, thanks for the interview.