Parisian Fashion Illustrator Nicholle Kobi Gives Black Women A Voice

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We’re here to bring you another amazing #GIRLBOSS. Parisian artist Nichole Kobi‘s dynamic illustrations combine everything she loves, her culture, fashion and art. With illustrations featured in Essence & Huffington Post, she’s shaking up the world of fashion illustration by celebrating the black woman in her art. This summer, this #GIRLBOSS has a touring exhibition with the Sprung Art Series. We had a chance to speak to the artist before tomorrow’s stop in Dallas at The Adolphus.


“I always illustrate fashion,” said Kobi. “Fashion & clothing have always had an important place in my life since I was a kid.”

Nicholle got up-close-and-personal with us on her big goals and bright future.

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“My dream project is to create characters like ‘Sex and the City,’ but with black women and make a series or a movie about them.”

Nicholle finds her muse in the day to day life of these fashionable female muses and aims to illustrate how they spend their busy, bustling and fabulous lives.


“I draw black woman how I see them,” Kobi said. “I love all shapes and shades andhope they feel beautiful and [know] that they matter in my art.”

Catch Nicholle on tour tomorrow in Dallas at the historic Adolphus Hotel downtown for a meet and greet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For tickets and more information, click here.

Image 2 courtesy of Afropolitan Magazine. All other images courtesy of Nicholle Kobi.

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