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Recently featured as one of 90 best illustrators in the world by Taschen’s Fashion Illustration Now!, Machas artist Spiros Halaris’ stylish pencil work and vivid brush stoke style is taking the fashion illustration world by storm. At the ripe age of 25 years old; Spiros has already lent his art to high-end brand titans such as Harrods, Revlon, Dolce & Gabbana and Bloomingdale’s to name a few.
Spiros’ fashion illustration success is evident, but it was upon Machas meeting with The Sunday Times supplement Style Magazine that a different side to Spiros caught the eye of the creative department; more specifically it was the alias of his personal works, under the name of Kokomi Studio.
Spiros’ eye-catching alter ego boasts a bold graphic style, popping with coloured bubbles and geometric shapes, scattered on the surface of glossy fashion photography, a nod to Sottsass’ innovative designs. If fashion editorials are about taking risks, here at Machas we definitely wanted to show Style Magazine something fresh.
Our risk taking was proven to be a good move, as in the following months we received a brief for Spiros to takeover Style Magazine’s 136-page fashion special issue with his striking KOKOMI style. With the creation of three different front covers and partitioning pages strewn with shapes and pattern this seasons colour pallet is brandished throughout the issue!
KOKOMI’s never been seen before style hit the magazines stands last Sunday in a debut bold and strong. We have a feeling we will be seeing much more of the lesser known KOKOMI in months to come…