2016 is a milestone year for Bird Dog Bay. After thousands of miles traveled, hundreds of silk designs and products, and a commitment to doing what we love, we’re proud to have recently celebrated our tenth year in business!
In these hundreds of designs, all illustrated by Steve, we’re happy to offer something new each and every season. Here’s one of our favorites!
Design #309: Southern Soiree
What do cotton, football, alligators, hunting dogs and guitars have in common? They are all things that are popular below the Mason-Dixon. Since the inception of Bird Dog Bay, we’ve always found a lot of friends in the South. We opened many of our new accounts there and got off to a great start with orders coming from Texas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and more.
Season after season, Steve’s asked to draw specific designs for Southern states. He’s tried to keep up, whether it was fleur de lis and jazz quartets for Louisiana, elephants and tigers for Alabama, oil rigs for Texas, and the fan-favorite cotton boll, these southern flavors are included in almost every collection.
When brainstorming Southern Soiree (pictured above), Steve realized that it would be a part of the Spring 2016 collection, right around our 10-year anniversary. We had to make sure that the South was represented heavily in the collection but couldn’t nail down one design. As Steve looked at his piles of paper, each with a different drawing representing the south, the light bulb went off: it’s time to include them all!
The color ways of blue, coral and mint were picked to ensure an easy match with a wide variety of shirt colors. We think the best matches are Berwyn, Camden, and Danbury respectively, but feel free to mix and match for your next Southern Soiree!
Thanks for the inspiration over the past 10 years. We’re looking forward to all the new ideas in the next 10!