Reclaimed from snooker players and “kooky” English professors, Jupe by Jackie’s immaculately hand crafted bow ties should tempt any sceptic. Designer Jackie Villevoye, who set up her brand two years ago, works with painstaking precision to create accessories that would be more appropriately titled works of art. In her atelier in India, a bow tie can take two days to needlepoint, a process that shuns fast fashion. However, Villevoye’s work is not just favoured by men, women are also wearing her designs with buttoned up shirts and AW12’s suits inspired by famous females, Katharine Hepburn, Diane Keaton in Annie Hall, and Marlene Dietrich who wore their masculine tailoring so well. For the winter range, colours are muted in navy, grey and dusty red and detailed in subtle silk patterns. With dapper dressing taken care of, we are left to perfect the art of tying the things.
Prices start at £75. jupe-by-jackie.com