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World icons adorn new travel fashion line. Photo by Dennis Cox

World icons adorn new travel fashion line. Photo by Dennis Cox

I’m not really a fashion guy. My idea of dressing up is putting on a clean T-shirt, preferably one with some exotic location pictured on it as a souvenir of my travels.

I’ve acquired hundreds of such T-shirts over the years, and in a future post I’ll reveal what I’ve done with dozens of them that have shrunk, grown threadbare from use, or have absorbed impossible-to-get-out stains. Some of them, I’ll admit, never fit in the first place, but I liked their look, so I bought them.

My fixation with travel-related T-shirts must have rubbed off on my good friend and frequent collaborator, photographer Dennis Cox of Ann Arbor, Michigan, with whom I have traveled to Africa, China, and other far-flung destinations to produce travel articles — I write the words, he supplies the pictures.

One of our collaborations, on gloriously beautiful Mt. Huangshan in China, was honored as the best magazine story of the year by the Pacific Asia Travel Association back in 1995. And Dennis has been named Photographer of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers. In short, he’s a top-notch pro, and I’ve used his images frequently on this blog over the years.

But back to the T-shirts.

Dennis has now branched out into the travel fashion business, designing garments such as women’s blouses and scarves that draw on his award-winning travel photography.

World Travel fashions for the Dennis Cox Collection at VIDA. Photo by Dennis Cox.

World Travel fashions for the Dennis Cox Collection at VIDA. Photo by Dennis Cox.

By converting his existing images — including iconic travel subjects such as the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Sydney Opera House — into “photo art paintings,” he’s been able to launch his own collection of custom travel fashion designs that takes the travel T-shirt concept above and beyond.

I don’t know much about the technology involved, but according to Dennis, the software he uses converts his images into a variety of painting styles, such as oils, pastels, and watercolors, which he calls “paintings with a camera.”

The images are then transferred onto the clothing, ready to wear.

Besides the travel icons mentioned above, I especially like his Bagan Dawn (Myanmar) and Koh Samui (Thailand) Seashells designs. But all are colorful, vibrant, and something different for the traveling women in your life.

Scarves are a part of the collection. Photo by Dennis Cox.

Scarves are a part of the collection. Photo by Dennis Cox.

You can see his creations at the Dennis Cox Collection at the online custom marketer VIDA Voices Design Studio. I would also recommend you check out Dennis’ photo website, if you love great travel photography.

And no, Dennis isn’t paying me to write this. But I do hope he’ll let me keep using his images on this blog from time to time.

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According to government and private surveys:

  • Leading-edge baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1955) and seniors account for four out of every five dollars spent on luxury travel today.
  • Roughly half the consumer spending money in the U.S.--more than $2 trillion--is in the hands of leading-edge baby boomers and seniors.
  • Baby boomers (born 1946-1964) travel more than any other age group.
  • When asked what they would most like to spend their money on, baby boomers answered “travel” more than any other category, including improving their health or finances.

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