Photo SUNNY GU by Philip Dennis
You’ve seen Sunny Gu’s amazing fashion illustrations in VOGUE, Bloomingdale’s, In House Versace & beyond. Illuminating the likes of Brian Atwood, Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier, DIOR, Erdem, CHANEL, Marc Jacobs, Prabal Gurung & on & on ..the list is honestly too long to mention. Gu’s artistry is a thing of AHA!moments & sunshine thoughts. Beautiful illustrations filled with a joyful energy that is best not described, but rather viewed..again & again. I was stoked to spend a few moments with Sunny as she agreed to my interview amid her tirelessly ambitious schedule. Learn more about the lovely lady behind the gorgeous Fashion Inspired Art of a modernly hip 2014 culture.
1. Quick 5 Stats with Fashion Illustrator Sunny Gu:
Art Lover, Watercolor Enthusiast, Nature Admirer, Passionate about fashion, All about details.
2. West Coast sand in toes or East Coast Concrete Dreamin’?
West Coast sand in toes
3. Disco on the dance floor or make mine the Tango?
Disco on the dance floor
4. Greatest fashion inspired song of all time?
Fashion by Lady Gaga
5. If I wasn’t a fashion illustrator I would surely be…..
Your illustrations have been described as breathtakingly stunning, SUNSHINE..happy feelings & extraordinarily detail oriented (just to name a few). Where do you seek inspiration for the creation of such beautiful images?
I find inspirations everywhere, favorite people, strangers, sunshine, smiles, exotic animals, latest fashion shows, etc. I wish to find a way to capture and preserve the beauties that I see, the kindness that I feel, and recreate them in someway. I’m so happy that I finally figured out a way to record, translate and share all the beautiful things I saw and precious feeling I felt with others.
You have been featured by Dolce & Gabbana, Prabal Gurung, Gucci, Nicole Richie News & more..which of your fabulous fashion illlustrations best mirror your own personal style?
I find the most beautiful things from nature, I’m so obsessed with all the lovely flowers and their symbolic meanings. So that explains why I LOVE foral prints so much, I wear them all the time, I painted so many illustrations that has girls wearing their favorite floral outfits!
What are your favorite Fall 2013 Looks & Inspirations?
I love the pastel trends from the Fall 2013 collections, the looks that created appear to be very feminine, soft, comfortable, warm and huggable. Brands like Céline, Rochas, Victoria Beckham, Carven, Louis Vuitton and Valentin Yudashkin all embrace this trend.
Commissioning artwork for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana & Gucci, you are one of the most sought after artists in your field. Did you ever imagine this level of success when you were a small girl growing up in China?
No, it was a dream that i wasn’t dare to dream when I was little. I got easily satisfied to be able to spend an uninterrupted afternoon playing with my colorful crayons. I have to thank so many people in my life for giving me help, encouragements, guidance, challenges and opportunities when I needed. It is all because of these lovely people, I am who I am now, I do the things that I’m doing now, I have the courage to keep chasing my dreams and even dreaming bigger. It is because kind people like you, who support me, encourage me, help me share my art; that I gained faith in myself and believe in the possibility of making my dreams into realities!
Where can we see & BE more Sunny Gu this Fall/Winter 2014!!?
The most recent news will be updated on my social media sites:
Hundreds of illustrations are available to purchase as a high quality giclee print in my online shop:
Custom Sizes & Prints also available upon request..
THANK YOU SUNNY! You are such an inspiration.
GO GO GO!!!