I paid a visit to the Title of Work showroom, where designer Jonathan Meizler showed me his art, and took me through an extensive selection of accessories that I could only describe as gentlemen’s couture. Ties are beaded and embellished with silver and rough diamonds, bowties covered in tulle and fringed with chains. His aesthetic gravitates towards the darkly esoteric, and lends itself well to the little accoutrements that add interest to man’s look. Fall/Winter 2014 is all about beauty in decay: holes burnt through a tulle overlay and outlined with beads, embellishments of dried flowers, old men, and shots of deep blood red.
Title of Work’s tie couture: red silk tie with burnt and beaded tulle overlay, black silk tie fully covered with matte black glass bead fringe, black silk charmeuse tie with dried flowers under beaded tulle overlay
a few subtler ties
miniature beadwork and a hand-embroidered wave pattern
bow ties covered in chains, loose beads, dead flowers, among many other things
an art piece by Jonathan Meizler, ties on dissecting trays
photomosaic of an elderly man, on a silk scarf