The wisteria is one of the first flowers to come to mind when Spring is mentioned. In terms of tie designs it was in the very first series that I designed, primarily because it was a flower that I turned to time and time again in my silk painting. The fluid lines of the flower racemes work beautifully on a tie. The Wisteria design is also one where the motif is designed to sit at the head of the blade and at the knot so that when worn with the jacket done up there is only the subtle hint of detail visible. When the jacket is open the full beauty of the woven silk wisteria design is revealed. The white wisteria silk tie is very popular as a wedding tie whereas the red, navy or black versions are equally suited to business or social occasions.
The floral design was inspired by the dress fabric in a painting of Madonna & Child glimpsed in an Art Gallery in Buenos Aires. The strong overall design has the...