The design philosophy behind ROUSSEAU stems from a love of contrasts: oversize shapes and delicate fabrics, varied colors and textures. It is this playful mix that gives such a bold element to the accessories. Inspiration comes from classic tailoring, old paint charts and swatches, hand woven fabrics, and everyday found objects.

A dive into printmaking led to the first collection of ROUSSEAU neckties, hand printed by silk screen. That first print was inspired by metal studs, southwest imagery, and geometric shapes. This screen print can be found in many color combinations throughout the collection, and has been an especially popular choice for custom wedding orders.