Hailing from across the pond, designer and illustrator Hayden Williams is making a splash in the fashion world with his whimsical detailed illustrations of style icons and celebrities. The 21-year-old self-taught artist received an outpouring of kudos when Rihanna made one of his illustrations her Twitter avatar. She later invited Hayden to a sold-out opening tour date at the 02 Arena in London last October.
“It felt great when Rihanna acknowledged my work! She loves my design sketches, is very supportive and wants to see me become a success! I think she has a great eye for spotting young emerging talent and I love that she is a big fashion and art enthusiast. That made me like her a lot more,” said Hayden.
See some of her illustrations of Rihanna: