Receiving her masters at the University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture in her home country, Karina Vazquez began working as an architect during a period of economic uncertainty. With projects scarce and slow going, she began taking swimwear sewing classes as a way to spark her creative side, which she had fostered since she was a teenager. “I needed to reinvent myself and knew I needed to start something of my own,” she said. It was during these classes that Karina first came up with the idea of creating her own fabric when none of the textiles she had on hand spoke to her.
CONCRETE BOWTIE (MORE COLORS)
Turn heads with these fun and funky bowties! This design is inspired by architecture, a field where technical and hand drawings are very important tools for representing ideas. Technical drawing is represented in this collection by hatches; used to represent certain materials or surfaces like wood, concrete and ground. Hand drawing explores the repetition of simple forms and shapes to create patterns and textures. Made in Vermont, USA.Available in: Black or White. Ready-tied; neck size is adjustable with metal hardware. Dry clean. Iron on cotton setting if needed.Digitally printed organic cotton sateen.