Fashion Sketch Artist to Visit Randolph Street Market’s Modern Vintage Chicago Spring Clothing and Jewelry Explosion

Fashion Sketch Artist to Visit Randolph Street Market’s Modern Vintage Chicago Spring Clothing and Jewelry Explosion

CHICAGO, IL (April 14, 2010)—Fashion sketch artist Ward Nipper will be bringing his sketchbook to Randolph Street Market’s Modern Vintage Chicago Spring Clothing and Jewelry Explosion Sunday and creating his own renditions of vintage designs.

“Drawing is an important creative outlet for me,” Nipper says. “When I was a kid I used to think it was my destiny because my first name spelled backwards is d-r-a-w.”

Nipper will be set up at the booth of Lulu’s at the Belle Kay, is his favorite place in Chicago to look for inspiration in good vintage women’s wear. He’ll be sketching his friend Bahar Partow, a photographer who has agreed to model vintage for the morning.

“When I’m working with a live model the collaboration and energy are inspiring,” Nipper says. “It’s like a fashion photo shoot, but without the mechanics of photography.”

In the coming months, Nipper’s recent focus on vintage fashion will be expanded to include Chicago’s dance community. In May, an original drawing will be auctioned at a benefit event for River North Dance Company and plans are underway for Nipper’s sketches of dancers to be exhibited at an event at The Joffrey Ballet.

Ward Nipper will be sketching from opening until approximately 1 p.m. April 18th. More information about Ward Nipper can be found on the web at www.wardnipperdrawings.com Lulu’s at the Belle Kay can be found at lulusbellekay.com.

About the Randolph Street Market Festival
The Randolph Street Market Festival is home to the world-renowned Chicago Antique Market & Indie Designer Market and is the favorite destination for Hollywood set designers, as well as merchandisers, decorators, fashionista’s and style setters from around the globe. This European-style indoor-outdoor market in the historic West Loop neighborhood features 200 select purveyors of high quality, beautifully-priced “finds” offering unlimited creative inspiration and hours of fun. For more information visit www.randolphstreetmarket.com or phone 312-666-1200.

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