This print is part of a collection commissioned by Dr.Stacey Hunter, Director of Local Heroes, for the Love Design project showcasing in the G&V Hotel, Edinburgh from 7th - 28th February 2017. The colour palette was to be inspired by 1930's Miami and reflect a 'modern elegance'
Its inspiration comes from the iconic Freedom Tower in Miami completed in 1925. I enjoyed thinking about this buildings purpose over time - originally as a printing facility then as a centre for helping Cuban refugees and now as a museum and cultural education centre. The tower is tall and linear (like a tie) and its sandy yellow facade is broken up by many windows. The blue in the design is to represent the blue waters of the adjacent Biscayne sea
Printing on 100% Scottish Linen Union gives the tie a contemporary twist - a popular material during the 1940’s Swing era.
8 cm blade, standard 152 cm length. Self tipped & hand finished with a colour 'gift' on the reverse of an unexpected colour bar tack.