Niki Fulton x Collingwood-Norris, Back of the Blade Embroidery Project

Niki Fulton x Collingwood-Norris
Hidden Rebel
This is for you.
You know it is there.
Mostly hidden
Occasionally shows.
A hidden seascape.
A miniature work
Created by hand
Rebels and conforms.
Prufrock linen tie with bespoke embroidery by Collingwood-Norris
'Back of the Blade' is a collaborative project between neckwear designer Niki Fulton and knitwear designer Flora Collingwood-Norris
With a thirst for individuality within the menswear sector, we are offering something unique.
Behind the blade of Prufrock linen tie lies a hand stitched abstract artwork created by Flora Collingwood-Norris. She has extended the back story of Niki's Prufrock design, a pattern inspired by T.S.Eliot's poem, The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock and created a unique seascape embroidery. 
"Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
When the wind blows the water white and black" 
Inspirational lines from, The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock by T.S.Eliot, 1915. 
Flora Collingwood-Norris has created pieces for Christopher Kane, Jasper Conran, William Chambers and House of Holland and now creates for her own label, Collingwood-Norris, from her studio in the Scottish Borders. 
On the day Flora announced her stunning new visible mending service, Niki’s husband returned from his office that evening with a hole in the knee of his suit (having caught the cloth in the chain of his motorbike). Thinking how unexpected it would be to have a visibly mended suit in a formal office environment…but also quickly discovering that would be a step too far for her husband…Niki woke up the next morning with a plan. She wanted to give her customers the chance to own a tiny piece of unique art to wear at work but in a slightly hidden place. The tie would still conform, it would look the same from the front but the occasional flash of embroidery might show throughout the day. A wearable tattoo in a formal setting... Back of the Blade embroidery project was born. 
Flora’s beautiful abstract wild seascape measures approximately 3 cm squared and is designed and stitched by Flora in her studio in the Scottish Borders. The tie is 100% Irish linen printed with a pattern designed by Niki. 
This bespoke embroidery service is available on request on the full Niki Fulton tie collection.
Prufrock linen tie by Niki Fulton with bespoke Wild Sea embroidery by Flora Collingwood-Norris