Travel, mystery, ephemera: photo prints bring the world to your outfit. I'm captivated; I look at the scene and imagine the story behind it. The most graphic prints transport, others merely hint at the setting.
Tie on the trip!
Liberty of London offer several quirky photo prints from Lily & Lionel; I especially like this bamboo and cotton blend print of an Eastbourne gift shop; price £135.
Also at Liberty, a Bond St. jeweler's sparkling window captured in Temps de Reve's navy silk carré, (106 x 106 cm). Price, £195.
Travel prints are Australian Good & Co.'s signature; their extra-long chiffon rectangles (160 x 130cm) are good for flinging and shifting the palette about. "The Medina Hustle", for example, is a packed souk scene that knots to a soft blur of greens and ochre, lit by white. Price, about $250.
Here is the scarf folded for wear (photo from their web shop):
Montréal's own PatternRecognitions make this nostalgic photo print scarf of kids playing; a long narrow piece (160cm x 25 cm) of chiffon silk. Price, $40 from the designer's Etsy shop.
A photo print on cashmere: Eric Bompard's wistful, moody blues on winter white 2-ply. Price, 275 €.
It's your world, we just live in it
Are you thinking you'd like a scarf with the photo of the bike shop you loved in Brussels or that bakery in San Luis? You can have it! Etsy seller MarlenasArtSilks will print from your digital file, on a wide selection of colours, in shapes from hankie to shawl size.
While I'd choose a different composition than the scrapbook style shown, this idea intrigues. And what fun for a gift! The scarf shown is $70; and the process is described on the site.
Photo print tees, last call
I have a stack of photo print tees from New York designer Suva, who are discontinuing their line. The poly and cotton/poly blend tops travel well; I'm hoarding my collection. If you hop on their site, click "Suva Wear" and if lucky, you can still find pieces on sale in limited sizes. Shown, Ravenna tank, $45.