Photographs are by far my most favourite thing. I love shots that I have taken, ones my friends have taken and also images where I don’t know who has taken them. Photographs capture moments in an ingenious way and hours can be passed admiring them. I think it is fantastic when photography is used in fashion design, as it achieves an effortlessly, but beautifully cool look like nothing else. It brings a whole new depth to a piece of clothing and gives you a real chance to express yourself and your sentiments via fashion.
Two of my favourite casual pieces of all time are styled with photo graphics and I can’t get enough of them, as you can combine them with anything within an ensemble and it looks fantastic. A simple photograph t-shirt, looks good with florals, plains, knits, denim…you name it, it looks fabulous. Obviously you have to really love and appreciate what the snapshots on the clothing are of, however if you can’t find the exact thing you desire it is easy enough to use transferable printing paper and iron your own design onto a plain t-shirt. Yes this does mean a careful hand wash every so often, which seems like a little too much effort I agree, however it will be exciting to wear every time and it cancels out the risk of , god forbid crossing somebody’s path in the exact same threads as you. Scenic images, or natural photographs of friends in different settings can be brilliant designs for a distinctive and authentic look. Adding sepia tones, or playing around with the contrast settings on the photographs you choose, will add an edge to the appearance of the pictures and also make them less personal and more professional to onlookers.
My choice of photographic images for delightful, eye-catching t-shirts, are those which utilise musical influences, such as featuring a guitar for a relaxed, rock and roll vibe. Alternatively, I really enjoy the use of simple, romantic black and white shots, which can be really effective and sophisticated for anytime of the day, whether dressing casual or glam.
My favourite photograph t-shirt for men that has recently stormed at Topman is the Rihanna special that is extremely sexy and quirky, perfect for creating a great cheeky ensemble. Women are actually an ideal theme for this fashion statement full stop, whether they are famous or anonymous, like for example the retro Playboy cover t-shirts that are super masculine, but slightly charming with their artistic undertones and general display of appreciation for the female form. The perfect combination some may say…