The habits of a designer are those that not many people experience in their lifetime. Through working with the designer Zarazz on his Bow Tie By Design line I was able to engulf myself into a mere glimpse into the crazy and upside down world of these secretive people. When I first walked into Zarazzs’ studio I witnessed rooms filled to the brim with an indecipherable pile of papers and material. On close inspection many of his scribbles still remained unrecognisable, a mix between English phrases, scribbles and the faint outline of a bow tie masked with digits and smoothly drawn curved lines. I took to not touching any of the papers or silks and I think my decision was a welcomed one, as although this studio had seemed to have experienced a theft in search of some secretive safe, which had led to the landscape of mess. To Zarazz this wasn’t an oxymoronic experience which made little sense to any unsuspecting passer by this was an organised library.
Knowing that I could never design a bow tie as outstanding as his, I kept my opinions to myself, but the crazed mountains of work had blown me away. Locking himself away for weeks on end to invent the next prototype of his bow tie, it was no wonder his studio appeared as it did, and as much as I had criticised it one thing remained true. The bow tie that came out of the end of all this mess was one so perfectly designed, so precisely tailored, that it all made sense. Redesigning the classic bow tie shape, historically rooted in centuries of tailoring, but with an elegant modern twist, this controlled chaos was all in the name of art. To redesign the simplest of bow tie shapes into an outstanding piece of expert craftsmanship must take a man who is a little bit crazy.
The Bow Tie By Design collection is the fruition of three artisan designers; Zarazz, Matilda Flynn and Pascal Dino. Sourcing the highest quality English silk and having British seamstresses with 7 generations of experience craft each bow tie. Bow Tie By Design have created some of the highest quality bow ties on the market. Through years of developing the project after being dissatisfied with the current luxury bow tie market. Bow Tie By Design have created what we consider the perfect bow ties. Knowing that in every man’s bow tie collection there is one that must stand out, that is prized more than others.
“The bow tie is the tie to end all ties, the knot par excellence.” – Bow Tie By Design
If you’d like to view our collection visit www.bowtiebydesign.com