Recent holidays to the Swiss Alps have left a lasting impression on both Guillame Henry of Carven and Tsumori Chisato, with both designers incorporating photo placement prints of snowy peaks and chalets for their recent collections. For Carven’s Resort 2012 collection Henry used vintage postcards of the alps, printed on silk, to create shorts, shirts and shift dresses–perhaps a strange choice for a spring collection, but what the hell.
Tsumori Chisato’s took a more literal approach for her Fall 2012 collection. She created a winter wonderland using her own holiday photos of frosted treetops, gondola cable cars and ski runs down snow-covered mountain tops. (In one print Chisato’s shadow remains in the foreground.) The results were digitally printed on jeans, skirts and shift dresses, complete with snow flake embellishments and ski goggle style sunglasses.