Margot van Huijkelom
Margot was drawing and painting since she was 6 years old. She was admitted to the prestigious academy of Arts « ARTEZ » in Arnhem (Holland )on the age of 18 where she studied fashion design and illustration. In 1989 Margot graduates with a Masters degree. Having studied alongside other fashion greats (like Victor&Rolf ) Margot left Holland for France to discover the world of Parisian elegance that influenced her work as a designer and fashion illustrator. She has worked with important brands such as Clarins, L’Oréal, and Lancôme, creating a unique universe for her illustrated women. In 2013 Escada commissioned her for their fragrance and worldwide campaign “Cherry in the Air.” Margot’s strong ties to Japan began more than 15 years ago with a commission that snowballed into a multitude of clients and editorial work. (Vogue Japon, L’Officiel Japon) It’s in Tokyo where Margot was introduced to a discipline that became a strong source of inspiration for her work—the art of woodblock printing (Ukiyo-e) with it’s delicate work of fine lines on handmade paper.