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Tiffany unveils its collaboration with Dover Street Market

 

Tiffany and Co, the iconic house of jewellery has unveiled a deliciously retro collection entitled “Out of Retirement”, inspired by the house archives and brought bang up to date in collaboration with Dover Street Market.

The iconic house of jewellery that gave its name to Truman Capote’s novella “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, and then to the film starring the divine Audrey Hepburn, unveils a deliciously retro collection  conceived in collaboration with Dover Street Market,  the hip multi-brand store established by designer Rei Kawakubo. 8 pieces of jewellery and 10 objects make up the “Out of Retirement” collection inspired by the house archives and brought up to date under the impulse of Francesca Amfitheatrof, design director at Tiffany. 

18-carat gold ring, inspired by a creation of 1971.

18-carat gold pliers, inspired by a creation of 1955. 

18-carat gold paper clip, inspired by a creation of 1957.

18-carat gold and diamand bracelet, inspired by a creation of 1973.

 

It’s the first time that Tiffany has designed a collection for a multi-brand. How did this collaboration come about?

Rei Kawakubo loves diamonds and Tiffany. Every time she comes to New York she comes to our boutique. We have a mutual admiration in spite of the differences in our worlds, because our approaches are actually quite similar. We don’t place so much importance on trends or market research, our way of thinking is instinctive and emotional. About six to eight months went by between our first meeting and the unveiling of the collection. That’s unbelievably quick for a brand like Tiffany; normally it’s a long decision process. 

What about “Out of Retirement”, the name you’ve given the collection?

We started from the house archives, the small objects and jewellery we found, we updated. They were literally brought out of retirement. At Tiffany, and this collection is the proof, we like to preserve a certain culture of refinement, a slightly outdated gallantry. We’re not trying to evolve in a brutal way. It all happened calmly and delicately. The objects and jewellery chosen from the archives for the “Out of Retirement” collection are witness to the incredible daring of Tiffany and the timelessness of its creations.

 

Collection available from November 2015 to January 2016

 

Find the Dover Street Market boutiques here

 

By Léa Zetlaoui

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