Richard Kilroy



Commissions for 2017 so far have included portraits of artists and art collectors for Art Basel Miami Beach magazine and Numéro Art magazine, and illustrations for Qasami menswear. in the summer Richard was featured in the line-up for SHOWstudio's Fashion Flora exhibit, with an exclusive work for the show.

In June Richard visited the Couture ateliers in Paris to record looks for Les Echos Weekend, sketching from fittings and castings at Dior, Chanel, and Schiaparelli amongst others.

in November of this year Elton John will release Diamonds, his Ultimate Greatest Hits. Richard was asked to create illustrations which will be featured as the main promotional images for the worldwide promotions, and featured in the limited edition album package.


January: Portrait of Lauren Santo Domingo for the cover of the New York Observer

February: Promotional illustrations for Christopher Raeburn x Woolmark.

April: Ilustration of Ferragamo footwear for Numéro magazine.

July: Richard participated in SHOWstudio's Style Shoot Draw event for Garage Magazine; a life drawing class with supermodels Molly Bair, Yasmin Wijnaldum and Ruth May.

September: Contributor portraits for Wallpaper*'s september fashion issue.


January: Thames & Hudson publish Menswear Illustration, a new title written and curated by Richard. An exhibition titled Drawings: Men & Style is launched in collaboration with Paul Smith at their flagship gallery store on Albermarle St to celebrate the release, featuring the work of selected illustrators and a new work by Richard Kilroy for the event.

Commission for British label John Smedley to celebrate Smedley's 'A Century of Colour' collection.

May: Issue 5 of Decoy is released as a limited edition 40 page large format magazine.

November: Richard creates the promotional illustrations for Star Wars: Fashion Finds the Force, a collaboration between Selfridges and ten London designers to create looks inspired by the Star Wars universe.


July: An exhibition of new work ‘The Cosmo Sketches’ is displayed at Tom Greyhound Paris in collaboration with A Magazine Curated By.

Fashion Illustration Gallery (FIG) introduce Richard to their line up of artists.


April: A selection of ten works became part of the V&A's permanent collection of fashion drawings, available to view on request through the V&A Prints & Drawings Study Room.

Commission for Canali store window displays worldwide.

March: Issue 4 of Decoy is released.

Commission for the calender feature in A Magazine Curated by Stephen Jones, and menswear reportage illustrations for


works created for a range of magazine titles including Vman, Volt Magazine and an editorial for Commons&Sense.

Issue 2 and 3 of Decoy are released, including works by Julie Verhoeven, Tara Dougans and Richard Gray.

Promotional illustrations for Onitsuka Tiger's Fine Dress range, as part of their Made In Japan collections.


Richard is appointed by Christian Dior and Somerset House as one of five illustrators to produce an original work for the exhibition Dior illustrated: René Gruau And The Line Of Beauty.




Richard Kilroy has previously tutored at Central Saint Martins, London and Royal College of Arts, London.


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