Nelly Furtado rockin’ a tie stylishly @ EW’s “Must List” on June 22, 2006
Fit to Be Tied – Designers Borrow From the Boys
The masculine-feminine dynamic is still going strong into spring, with crisp cotton button-downs and their loyal companions—ties—replacing fall’s natty tweeds and grandpa cardigans. Who better to champion cravats than menswear mogul Sir Paul Smith? The designer worked an “upper-class English look” typical of Eton lads on his women’s runway. Ties added topspin at Lacoste, too. “Vertical-striped knit ties put a perfect twist on preppy-Pop looks,” said creative director Christophe Lemaire, who added, “Neck ties are great, especially on girls.” He wasn’t alone in thinking so, but while Lemaire went for contrasting colors, tone-on-tone combos ruled at Chloé, Marc Jacobs, and Louis Vuitton. Meanwhile at Lanvin, Alber Elbaz opted for the graphic impact of a black tie on a white shirt, creating a strict-chic look that was all business. – Laird Borrelli
The tie trend is definitely hot now! I just copped a grey/white polka dot tie @ H&M a few weeks ago! I think I might borrow some of my dad’s ties haha he’s got some nice ones laying around the house. Rock a tee and throw on a tie, loosely (like Nelly Furtado) to distract people’s attention, simply chic! I’m not too into the proper, business look. The tie is such a simple accessory and I think it looks better on gurls (j/k) and the great thing is that you look fashionable instead of ‘corporate-looking’, get your ties on ladies!
Check out the S/S 06 models with ties on the runway after the jump…
I really like this Skull Print Necktie
Rag and Bone
*all images from style.com