Unskilled worker | gucci illustrations
The story of Helen Downie proves that success always comes unexpectedly. After a turbulent life, Downie starts painting as a therapeutic process - at that time she is 48 years old. She opens an Instagram-account under the name Unskilled Worker where she displays her work. Within two years, she has 200.000 followers. It includes quite a few famous fashion people, amongst others Gucci's creative director Alessandro Michele. He asks her to illustrate the Gucci Fall 2015 collection 'No Longer / Not Yet'.