The menswear category in fashion has some of the most challenges. It can often be described as boring and unimaginative. When coupled with the right accessories, a basic outfit can be spiced up to be viewed as trendy and hip.We stumbled upon Haitian accessory designer, Jimmy Dugazon and asked for him to share with us his collection of bow ties, the must have piece for any man looking to make an entrance and has confidence.
Jimmy Dugazon is from Gonaives, Haiti. After years of his mother dressing him in fine tailored clothes, Jimmy followed his passion for fashion and attended Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where he enrolled in the fashion program. Upon graduation he worked for many local designers in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale area creating eveningwear, swimwear, and handbags for private clients. “My designs are very edgy without being in your face. I would say my design esthetic is somewhat Coco Chanel but with an Italian sex appeal”, at the time.
Being stopped by many people while attending fashion events around town, Dugazon decided to launch a bow tie collection for all those who wanted to know “where did you get you tie.” December 2012 was when he decided to start this venture, and when asked why an accessory and not actual apparel, he replied with “Accessories was not something I’d ever consider but I am glad it found me.”
With inspiration coming from the city of Miami, different cultures combined with the elements of a tropical paradise give form to Jimmy’s image of bow ties that make a statement. He describes his ideal client as “customers between the age of 20 and 45, they see themselves as citizens of the world because they are well traveled. They are very social and do not like to blend in or compromise their fashion. And they don’t pay attention to trends, they create trends.”
“Fashion is forever changing,” and for Jimmy Dugazon,designing a new collection four times a year is his way of staying new and fresh. His bow ties are priced at a range of $35.00-$95.00. The styles are sold in high-end boutiques throughout the Miami area and can also found online @jimmydugazon.com
Success has started right away for Dugazon with his collection selling in six stores and aspirations of dressing a celebrity, Jimmy Dugazon is the new bow tie accessory name to follow. Vibrant colors and unique fabric keep shoppers coming back for more.