It’s time for another installment of Follow Favorites, our new feature spotlighting some of the coolest contributors we’ve been Following on Shutterstock. This one is a special Fashion Week edition, as the bi-annual event that captures the attention of the fashion world is once again in full swing in NYC. We’ve selected two of our favorite fashion-focused contributors, photographer Aliyev Alexei Sergeevich and illustrator Yusuf Doganay, for the creative spotlight. Read on to get a glimpse of their work, along with insight from Shutterstock Curator Liz Lapp about why we’ve been Following them both — and why you should, too.

Aliyev Alexei Sergeevich

Ruffles and Spandex by Aliyev Alexei Sergeevich

“I love the direction Sergeevich takes with his models. Their poses are so varied and unconventional when compared to more run-of-the-mill fashion shoots. Plus, his styling is contemporary and very much in tune with today’s trends. I also always find myself drawn to the soft colors he uses in some of his filtering.”

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Fashion Photos by Aliyev Alexei Sergeevich

Yusuf Doganay

Fashion Illustrations by Yusuf Doganay

“These illustrations remind me of something you would spot in a fashion designer’s sketchbook or in the pages of a hip look-book. Doganay’s fashion sketches have a ready-to-wear appeal that deserve a spot in your library of go-to images for whenever fashion and fun are part of your project.”

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Fashion Illustrations by Yusuf Doganay
Fashion Illustrations by Yusuf Doganay

Check out more awesome artists to follow in previous installments of Follow Favorites!

What do you think of this week’s picks? Are there other artists you’d like to see featured here? Tell us who you’re “Following” in the comments, and we could include them in a future installment!