Rashad Al-Karooni is an artist and Architect, based in North London where he runs his Architecture and Design Studio. His drawing style merges an abstract figurative approach with architectural, geometric and bold forms, predominantly using compressed charcoal as a way to express his vision. His influences range from futurism to sculpture, with his own artistic language acting as an extension of all that he has learnt while regularly attending life drawing sessions across London.
Batch x FIDA x R.ALKAROONI Silk Scarf on sale in Batch Flagship Store
October 2023 - Present
SHOWstudio x Nick Knight - FLOWERS - Group exhibition with over 70 artists.
December - Feb 2024
Batch x FIDA Scarf Design Competition - 1st Prize
SHOWstudio x Nick Knight - Drawing Daphne - Contributing Illustrator to a music video and art exhibition
JANE magazine - Contributing artwork to ISSUE THIRTEEN
CBK: Carolyn Bessette Kennedy: A Life In Fashion - Contributing Illustrator
Released Winter 2023
FIDA: Fashion Illustration Design Awards 2023
Shortlisted in the Multi-Disciplinary category
Rashad Al-Karooni x SHOWstudio x Nick Knight - Paris Fashion Week Resident Illustrator
Mon, 26 Sept 2022 – Tue, 4 Oct 2022
It was such an honour to work with SHOWstudio and illustrate the designs, moods, textures and compositions which resonated with me at Paris Fashion Week S/S 2023.
SHOWstudio is an online platform and fashion website which pushes the boundaries of communicating fashion online.
Each drawing becomes a conceptual representation capturing moments and feelings from the catwalk this week.
Images can also be viewed on Instagram and via SHOWstudio.com
Conceptual responses to artists include:
COMME des GARÇONS
Dries Van Noten