Unisex Bowties and Suspenders

Kelly Durian (Eugene, OR) - Durian & the Lyon

Durian and the Lyon was created by Kelly Durian September 2010. It started with a love of fabric, a desire to be creative all of the time and a goal to earn a living by being happy.

Growing up in Naples, FL, Kelly has always been surrounded by bright colors. Later in life, gushing over Kaffe Fasset books became a daily activity until she finally borrowed a friends old machine, took over a tiny pool house and made her first quilt out of blue and white striped men's shirts. (Passionate Patchwork, Kaffe Fasset)

Kelly moved to Eugene, OR in October 2009 and began volunteering at MECCA (Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts) where she discovered a plethora of inspiration. Already having an affinity towards the scrappy, Kelly's craft blossomed into a growing business with the influx of exciting vintage fabrics and other materials.Like any perfectly timely creative discovery, she happened upon an idea for Bowtie making in September of 2011. All things clicked and she found Bowties to be the perfect expression of her creative attitude as they wonderfully highlight joyous pieces of fabrics and and bring playfulness to formal wear. They also provide an excellent opportunity for fun pattern, color and texture pairings.

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