Freedom was inspired by Freedom Tower, Miami built in 1925 and designed by architects Schultze and Weaver. The building was originally built as a printing facility for the Miami News but later became an administrative centre for Cuban refugees in the 1960's. It is is now a prominent museum and cultural centre. The printing facility appealed as the tie is printed onto silk, the design has a slight retro Cuban vibe to it and great to think of a building which has successfully reinvented itself throughout history as ties have done too.
The colour palette is Biscayne Sea blue, bronzed sand to reflect the tower's render and nearby beach and the deep brown of Cuban cigars. The linear shape and the rectangles represent the many windows of the tall tower.
Choice of classic 8cm (3.15 inch) or narrower 7cm (2.75 inch) blade and both standard 152 cm (60 inch) length. Self tipped and hand finished - with an unexpected colour bar tack on the reverse, in this case a sea blue.