Francesca Amfitheatrof faced quite a challenge when she took the reins at Tiffany & Co. a little over a year ago. The first female design director in the company's 177 years (yes, really), she was charged with interpreting the vision of the legendary brand, a task that might induce a lesser designer to look to the past. Amfitheatrof instead infused her debut collection, Tiffany T, with whimsy, modernity and technology, creating an instantly iconic line that is confidently simple.
Clean, lean lines imbue the bracelets - a simple bangle would look elegant alone on a bare arm, but the sleek pieces are easy enough for even style novices to mix and layer. The chain necklaces have an architectural feel, and would look beautiful peeking out from underneath a plain white shirt, or could be combined to drape dramatically over a sheath dress.
Part uptown sophisticate, part bohemian globetrotter, the collection seems effortless, yet it's clear that much thought was put into making it so. The chains are modular and fluid and clasps are incorporated into the design. Modern but ageless, elegant but energetic, the Tiffany T collection is daring in it's simplicity.
Check out the entire collection here, and learn more about the line straight from Ms. Amfitheatrof on Tiffany & Co.'s first Google+ Hangout. Be sure to see the collection in person at the new Tiffany & Co. at 5 Newbury Street, opening next week!
You can find all of the Tiffany T pieces here. SKIRT: Banana Republic SWEATER: Vince DRESS: Theory LEATHER JACKET: Michael Kors TAUPE BOOTS: DSW BLACK BOOTS: ECCO SUNGLASSES: House of Harlow 1960