Enamel Crystal Floral

Enamel Crystal Floral

Denison Boston

“Contemporary fashion in its purest form” Based in Brighton, once upon a time the holiday capitol of England. Perhaps the pier lights in the harbour gave him early inspiration; I guess very thing is open to interpretation. One thing is for certain, this designer knows the meaning of form and function; his cufflinks are testimony enough; ask any architect?

Historic Interlude: Madder Print

The colouring agent in madder root called alizarin was in fact first chemically extracted and then synthesized in 1869 by two English chemists. Although the dyeing process, even today, requires a variety of painstaking steps, synthesized alizarin brought the price within the reach of commercial producers. Testimony to the significant part science plays ensuring the longevity of styles and textiles. Silk dyed in this manner is characterized by a dusty-looking finish and a feel (referred to as a chalk hand by the experts) very much like fine suede, and a matte finish.

Historic Interlude

During the 1920s the enamel cufflink became the most prevalent style. In

Russia, the communist revolution forced the luxury artisans of Faberge to emigrate across Europe and often to America, where they taught their enamelling skills to others. Their designs often reflected the art movements of the day, but by the 1930s low-cost production of plastics led to a decline in the use of enamel. But these enamel cufflinks remain highly collectable; especially the hand-made ones.

Silver Jewellery For Men

Veritas Gifts have been designing fashion accessories and jewellery for men since 1999. Noted world wide for their silver cufflinks and decorating them with unusual materials like Swarovski Crystal, Gold Lace and Lapis. They don’t fall under the umbrella of “Quirky” and so appeal to a very small percentage of the market. The nicest thing is classically styled and will outlast the whimsical trend that abounds today.

Historic Interlude

Thomas Burberry opened his own business in 1856 in Basingstoake, Hampshire. His commitment to both form and function in apparel design has been significant throughout the development of the company and its products. Noticing how local shepherds and farmers wore linen smocks, which were cool in summer and warm in the winter, he attempted to apply the same principles to other clothing. In 1879 he developed a fabric which was weatherproofed in the yarn before weaving, using a secret process and then proofed again in the piece, using the same undisclosed formula. The new material was untearable and weatherproof, whilst cool and breathable. He called the cloth ‘gabardine’ and registered the word as a trademark.

Floral Masterpiece

It’ll take a mighty strong southerly to blow the petals off this little flower, tightly woven onto ultra fine satin silk. A striking design to mark the launch of “The Patrick McMurray” range of handmade designer silk ties, winter or summer, come rain or shine, never out of season. And for those who seek something out of the ordinary, this should fit the bill.

Patrick Cox

On the eve of his first decade in the industry, The British Fashion Council awarded Patrick with ” Accessory Designer of the Year” for two years running. We like his leather wallets most of all, because after searching the net and traipsing the High Street stores you’ll be hard pressed to find anything that compares. Naturally “not everyone’s cup tea” So for those conventionally and budget-wise gentlemen, have a look at Simon Carters’ Wallets

A simple approach to design is his hallmark of success.

If you would like to learn some interesting historic anecdotes about the evolution of style and fashion follow this link http://patrickmcmurraysfashionaccessories.blogspot.com if you would like to see some stunning silk ties, cufflinks, belts and wallets, follow this link http://www.patrickmcmurray.com

Enamel Crystal Floral
Enamel Crystal Floral
Enamel Crystal Floral

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