NEW YORK — NEW YORK-- As menswear becomes clean, simple and basic, furnishings get flashy, frivolous and creative.
As soon as men figured out that retro patterns were trendy on ties, florals came into vogue. Before the floral rage could burn itself out, faces and objects adorned the newest ties. Now fashion watchers suspect a move to resurrect stripes.
At New York's Designers' Collective, creators of neckwear experimented with novelty patterns.
Artfully Tied, a group of seven artists, focused on hand painted and screen printed images inspired by sources such as Soviet posters and folk art. Brian Bubb favored apples and beach balls. Daniel Craig turned to jazz for motivation.