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Open Toe Illustration is glam illustrations, decor and textile design, mixing contemporary visions with heritage references in images that are meaningful of our times.

The creative mind behind Open Toe Illustration is that of Silvana Mariani, italian designer and illustrator.

Silvana creates illustrations that delicately balance evocation and disclosure. She has been drawing glamour and textiles with vivid colors and minimal compositions since 2012.

Her distinctive sign results in simple images with a sophisticated allure.

About Open Toe Illustration
Portrait of Silvana Mariani, 2023
Illustration portrait of Silvana Mariani
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Biography: Silvana Mariani (b. 1974) was educated in art from an early age and introduced to graphic design by the NABA Academy. Fascinated by textile, she trained in illustration attending courses and workshops with illustrators, designers and art directors.

During her constant research of better (digital) tools and fine-tuning for print, she had the pleasure to draw for her favourites magazines and beloved maisons. The illustrations have been exhibited at some beautiful locations in Milan, where she currently works.

Visit silvanamariani.com for more.

Selected Client List: FLAIR; FLAUNT; MIA LE JOURNAL; MARIE CLAIRE; LIFE IN BULGARI; RIVISTA STUDIO; L’OFFICIEL; GLAMOUR; GRANDE CUCINA; MYSELF; ELLE; ANNABELLE; VOGUE; VOGUE SPOSA; ISABELLEFA; POMELLATO; PUPA; LINDT; MARINA RINALDI; MISSONI; …

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Smile | Milano

Smile | Milano

MFW fashion illustration sketches insp Moschino runway show at Palazzo della Permanente. Smile, Milano!

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Festa di Natale, Girl with leopard jacket, illustration by Silvana Mariani

Tipe da book

Protagoniste di storie minimal e a tratti poetiche, le Tipe sono sempre poco allineate eppure a loro agio nelle situazioni più disparate. Le Tipe da book sono una serie illustrata © Open Toe Illustration by Silvana Mariani.

Open Toe Illustration | Illustrazione per la moda

Questa non è una scarpa

In occasione dell’invito da parte della Scuola di Design del Politecnico di Milano a partecipare come ospite nel corso di illustrazione per la moda, Silvana Mariani racconta in questo articolo alcuni aspetti caratteristici e pratici del suo lavoro.