What’s With The Bow Tie…..Boy?
Not just for the Dusty Geography Teacher - New York-based artist Nicholas Tee Ruiz is bringing the Bow Tie back to the modern man’s wardrobe & that can only be a good thing for menswear
and why a bow tie? -
“Because who doesn’t love a bow tie! You can’t help but give a little grin when you see one and putting one on, well that’s just an even more stupendous feeling”
Initially Nicholas just wanted to “look dapper” at work - He is involved with the programmes and events at New York City’s MOMA
In January 2011 Nicholas began to construct what has now become 11 unique bow ties
The Inspiration - They were designed around the major exhibition openings and benefit events at MOMA that year
“The bow ties were inspired by talks with curatorial colleagues, artist research, gut feelings and my technical studies”
Bow Tie #1 - February 2011 for Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914. Guitar picks, wooden hanger & super glue
Nicholas used everyday materials such as Computer cable, Film, LEGO, Guitar Picks, Medicines and Corks to create fabulous wearable art in the form of a bow tie
They not only made for great conversation and discussion but were produced with insight and relevance to the subject matter & event
“Benefit events allowed more freedom as I was not constrained but challenged to interpret the events in a creative way.”
In 2012 Nicholas wants to take the bow tie further & he wants OUR help
“A forward thinking initiative to re-purpose everyday materials into works of wearable art”.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running, to help him start an online store where he can sell his fun creations, that “aren’t outsourced and make you feel great”
• like my project Made in Forest Hills on Facebook here
• share the Kickstarter project with your friends
• blog about my bow ties
• tweet nice things to @BowTieBoy
• celebrate #BowTieFriday and wear one!