Niki Fulton x Collingwood-Norris
This is for you.
You know it is there.
A hidden seascape.
A miniature work
Created by hand
Rebels and conforms.
'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.