National Argyle Day

Argyle (or Argyl) truly never goes out of style. From the World War I Highlanders and Louis Armstrong, through Pierre Balman in the 50s to Vivienne Westwood’s current creations it’s amazing to see how it’s been interpreted over the years and the ways it’s been worn. How awesome are those socks in that wedding party photo by Abbey Caldwell?argyle

We have the Clan Cambell of Argyll Scotland as they used the basic pattern in their kilts and plaids. Scottish Highlanders have been wearing these patterned socks since at least the 1600s (they were generally known as “tartan hose”). After World War I, argyle knitwear became fashionable in Great Britain and then the United States.

Fusion of Fashion and Home – Bill Evans

Often at Design Works International we talk about “The Fusion of Fashion and Home”. Recently, at The High Point Furniture Market, I had the pleasure of interviewing a colleague of mine, a gentleman who is somewhat of a Renaissance Man; Mr. Bill Evans of Charlotte, North Carolina. Currently Bill is designing fashion pieces from home furnishing fabrics. He admires these types of fabrics and loves the vintage sensibility he can bring to fashion. His many “One Of’s” fashion pieces, including vintage tweed jackets with button details can be acquired through him in Charlotte.

He began his career at The Bell Telephone Company after he studied at Wake Forest University on a Football Scholarship. After 4 years at Bell, he realized that his passion was design and started to design furniture case goods for Kewaunee in North Carolina. His passion for design grew and Bill turned to the automobile industry and he worked for Jaguar for many years before finally committing to fashion design full time. He too is a true believer in “The Fusion of Fashion and Home” philosophy.

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#TBT Throwback Thursday!

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Throwback Thursday… happening in Amsterdam; vintage inspired furniture and accessories.

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…Happened last week in Paris..still stylin’ after all these years! Priceless!!!

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