One thing we cannot be accused of is being drab. Part of me once yearned to be part of those stuffy English brands that offer an idea of heritage and some back story about when they made this or that for somebody with a title or who has been removed from this earth for over one hundred years. Recently I woke up and realised that it wasn't my job to pretend to have had that lineage. We're more brand new.
I approached a designer from Los Angeles who was in Sydney to see whether he would be interested in creating some more urban designs, something more from the streets and having more kudos in a contemporary environment. To get away from pheasants and hunting and floral arrangements that bear no resemblance to the world I live in. Sloane Angell and I then agreed on things we both appreciated. Basquiat, Haring etc. But then he opened me up to new artists on the rise in Los Angeles. I was sold. We needed a new way to form up the old.
I am very happy with the result and it marrys well with the scissor design I worked on below. It will be followed by a crown design I mentioned in an earlier post.
God knows whether we will find men with enough courage to wear them, but then if we did everything so that it would sell we might well be making bow ties with pheasants on them.
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