Meet the next generation of artists.
Artists have taken to Instagram to share their work and connect with industry members previously inaccessible. The resulting work opportunities have allowed many of these artists to build out careers, growing their business network and influence with each post. Accredited by the companies they work with, earned media and reach online, Instagram is an artists’ most important public entity.
A few artists have developed a practice, style and following that has resonated within the industry, these are Fashion’s chosen children, the collage artists of Instagram whose work you’ve undoubtedly ‘liked’.
The modern way of shopping is likely familiar: casually scroll through Instagram, and a few rabbit holes later you stumble across a cool girl wearing something you need to buy. A couple more swipes and you suddenly realize every cool girl is wearing the same friggin' thing. That's how Réalisation Par, the Australian-based clothing brand, burst onto the scene: the internet's version of word of mouth. Next thing you know Baader-Meinhof kicked into gear and, suddenly, you saw brand was everywhere.
These are so beautiful.
Instagram collage artist Sara Shakeel has become known for her spectacular images, where she often superimposes different photos together to create beautiful alternate realities.
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Sara Shakeel(@sarashakeel)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 10월 23 오전 9:47 PDT
"Not everything is real, but you are. And being you is good enough."
Everyone knows many of the things and people you see Instagram are products of illusion. But ask body-positivity queen and model Iskra Lawerence, and she'll tell you it goes beyond filters and Photoshop: In a YouTube video and corresponding Instagram post that received more than 132,000 likes in a matter of days, she revealed seven common contortions that people — including models and influencers like herself — rely on to accentuate their assets, resulting in illusions that people can't possibly measure up to IRL.