Behind the Scenes Designing Neckties (Photo Gallery) Over the summer we took you into our designing world, but let GIFs tell the story (which was the most fun we have had writing a blog post). We have now compiled a gallery of pictures taken throughout the process of designing our second collection of neckties. You will see that we have several iterations for each necktie design before settling on the one...and a lot of bathroom mirror selfies ;) Summer in person meeting. Selecting our muses. Deciding on color palette for fabrics. Early ideas for Serena and Althea inspired necktie. Trying to match a tennis ball...and kind of a dirty one at that... So many chartreuse/neon colors to vet Amelia Earhart inspired sample in muslin. Testing button holes on a pleather fabric for Amelia inspired necktie. Still playing around with ideas on how to create an adjustable necktie. The playing stopped here though :) Early sample for Iris inspired necktie. Toying with the idea of an all white necktie for Dolly. Nope. Back to pink fringe, but which shade and style... And what length?! Leather time. We were trying to match a horse saddle in which we loved the reddish/brown tone. Sketching the custom print for our Iris inspired necktie. Reviewing the fabric in person first hand. The arrival of our custom fabrics for this collection - always exciting! Cutting a few neckties. This one inspired by Melinda Gates. Cutting leather detail for our Maya Lin inspired necktie. Prepping our new labels which we now slip the necktie through versus attaching them to the necktie itself. Moving puncture holes to adjust size of Ameila inspired necktie. Prepping tassels for Iris inspired necktie. Sewing a few of our Hidden Figures inspired neckties. Color matching before sending storyboard designs to the printing press. Packaging neckties. Photoshoot with models for promoting new designs. Flat lay photoshoot for those detailed shots. And lastly, trying to decide how to be lay them out on the website.