An interview with New York based Fashion Illustrator, Elly Azizian

Elly Azizian founded Fashion Strokes in May of 2016 while completing her studies in Haute Couture at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Since then, she has been using her singular blend of influences pulling from vintage fashion, dance, theatre, and literary inspirations to create a unique style of illustration.

With an emphasis on the power of a clean line and a multi-faceted collage/mixed media approach, Elly has garnered a notable list of clients, collaborators and features including: Oscar de la Renta, SLS Hotels, Carolina Herrera, Valentino, Marchesa, Reem Acra, and Sotheby’s among others.

In 2018 Fashion Strokes began live coverage of Couture Fashion Week in Paris and since then Elly has been covering all the Haute Couture shows as an illustrating correspondent, expanding, this year to the ready-to-wear shows at NYFW on behalf of various press outlets.


We asked Elly few questions on how she is coping with the quarantine and on her way into fashion illustration.


Elly' s works will be presented at the FASHION ILLUSTRATION EXHIBITION starting from 06 of August at the HAZE GALLERY BERLIN


by Irina Rusinovich