Since 2010, each year I have been working with a different illustrator for à la mode’s holiday postcard. This year, I have collaborated with Wendy Ding to continue this amazing series.
Wendy Ding for à la mode Christmas 2012, inspired by Dolce & Gabbana F/W 2012
When I first approached Wendy earlier this year, I told her my request: I wanted this illustration to be based on Dolce & Gabbana F/W 2012 collection. Few months later, she sent the image to me and it surprised me. I didn’t expect the image to be that dark and Wendy explained to me that she wanted this card to be timeless, not just only for the holiday, but can be used for the entire year as well. I completely agreed with her idea and so I went with this image.
Also, I know that 2012 has been a tough year for a lot of people around me so I feel like people can really relate to the mood of this card. As you can see, the girl in the illustration is actually glowing and I hope she can represent the light of hope and guide us to 2013. Therefore, if you have received the physical copy of this card, you will see the line “Let me be your light” as the tagline. Overall, I am very impressed with this card and I hope the receivers will love it as well.
For those who have not seen the previous postcards, do not worry as I will be showcasing them to you very soon on this site.