Dy­namic Duo

De­sign­ers Lam­bert­son and Truex lend their ex­per­tise

Waikiki Magazine - - ILOVE WAIKIKI - By Waikiki Team

In its three short years, The Leather Col­lec­tion from Tif­fany & Co. has grown by leaps and bounds. The well-edited col­lec­tion, de­signed by the team of Richard Lam­bert­son and John Truex, spans the range from the in­stant-clas­sic TRT: Tif­fany Re­versible Tote, to the evening pieces such as the Sab­rina clutch. As the col­lec­tion has evolved, fans have seen the ad­di­tion of ex­otic leathers such as os­trich and croc­o­dile as well as color block­ing, vi­brant hues and eye-catch­ing an­i­mal and zigzag prints.

The dy­namic de­sign duo made their way back to Hawai‘i re­cently, to un­veil the new­est col­lec­tion. “Hawai‘i is a very good mar­ket for us,” says Truex.

“Our aes­thetic is a per­fect mar­riage with Tif­fany & Co.,” he adds, point­ing out that he and Lam­bert­son have a hand in ev­ery de­tail of their leather goods: the hard­ware, leather se­lec­tion and color.

“The bags have be­come more struc­tured,” Lam­bert­son points out, not­ing an evo­lu­tion he’s seen in the col­lec­tion and in hand­bags in gen­eral.

The spring col­lec­tion will show­case new col­ors and sil­hou­ettes. For travel, they sug­gest the can­vas Seasider tote for the beach or the Lindy tote as a car­ryall. Gen­tle­men will like the Blake tote that features leather han­dles or can­vas shoul­der straps (one tonal to match the bag, the other with com­ple­ment­ing stripes).

When they’re not show­ing off the leather col­lec­tion, the de­sign­ers like to tuck into Keo’s Thai Cui­sine to in­dulge in the Evil Jun­gle Prince—an in­stant clas­sic of a dif­fer­ent sort.

trt: tif­fany re­versiBle totes Tif­fany & Co. Lux­ury Row [B:6 Waikiki Map] (808) 926-2600

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