Elyse Blackshaw is a multidisciplinary artist from the Royal College of Art. She depicts elements of fashion and contemporary culture through image making processes. Elyse uses analogue and digital techniques to make modern illustrations that draw from historical art movements but meet the millennial expectations of the present day. She favours experimental processes, focusing on visual communication.


Elyse’s processes begin with responding to research, often looking at both historical and contemporary contexts ranging from textiles, painting and film. This grounding in context enables her to generate innovative work which blurs the boundaries of time. Inspired by digitising sketchbook work; the text, colour and marks used throughout her work are all important in telling a visual story.


She has represented magazines such as ELLE, Grazia, Fashion Revolution, and Noctis to document London Fashion Week. She has drawn independently for designers such as Ashish, Shrimps and Christopher Kane, alongside social media recognition from Mary Katrantzou and Marc Jacobs.


MA Textiles | The Royal College of Art

BA Embroidery | The Manchester School of Art