Back in October, personal-style star Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes conducted a contest on her blog for readers to submit their own artistic interpretations of the Spring 2011 collections. Entrants were asked to illustrate their favorite runway look and include the original image inspired by the piece in their submission. What could have been just another blogger contest actually turned into a legitimate competition that drew a number of seriously talented artists, as seen on the contest Flickr page. Yesterday Aldridge posted the 15 winners of the contest, who could all very well be the next top fashion illustrators.
And although there was no monetary or giveaway prize awarded to the winners, the fact that their work is displayed on a high-traffic website like Sea of Shoes will definitely place them on the radar of the many fashion industry folks who regularly visit the blog. One of our favorite winning entries is Naomi Alessandra's interpretation of Mary Katrantzou SS11 (pictured). See the rest of the winners here.