Tiffany Designs are Never Discontinued
Tiffany announces the first Out of Retirement collection, slated to debut at Dover Street Market in November 2015.
The collaboration marks the first time in its history that Tiffany has partnered with another retailer on a capsule collection. Dover Street Market is the multi-brand retailer conceived by Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, and known for offering highly covetable limited edition collections. Opened in 2004 in London, the store has several international locations including New York and Tokyo. This partnership will break new ground as it will be the first time the store launches a project of this magnitude across all Dover Street Markets with an international jewelry house.
“Partnering with Dover Street Market on a global level is a very exciting idea for us,” says Tiffany design director Francesca Amfitheatrof. She adds of the groundbreaking concept store “It’s a place where creativity stands out and brands can do projects they wouldn’t normally do. It allows people to dream without creative limits.”
“We have been admirers of Tiffany forever so we jumped at the chance to work with them on this project. Meeting Francesca and the Tiffany team and learning the details of the plan, how it combined their iconic history and creative vision only served to increase our excitement even further. We are humbled and honored to provide the spaces in all our Dover Street Markets for what we hope will be the beginning of a longstanding relationship,” added Adrian Joffe, CEO of Comme des Garcons International, the owners of Dover Street Market.
The limited edition collection is comprised of 18 pieces: eight jewelry designs and ten gift items, each based on a design from the Tiffany archives and created to put an unexpected twist on holiday gift giving. “I love this idea of ‘Out of Retirement’ gifts,” says Amfitheatrof. “The essence of Tiffany has always been about modernity and beautiful material—and these pieces feel just as contemporary today as they were when they were first made. They are rich with the charm and wit that are an intrinsic part of the company.”