LA's LD Tuttle is known for its edgy-luxe footwear, while Seattle-based online platform Garmentory is known for rounding up the world's coolest boutiques under one easily shoppable URL. The two brands recently joined forces for an insanely cool collab — and as one might imagine, the collection promises the statement steppers we need to upgrade our shoe closets this spring.Designer Tiffany Tuttle and Garmentory co-founder Adele Tetangco dreamed up the three-style spring/summer capsule at the footwear brand's DTLA Arts District HQ. Priced from $435 to $590, the range combines Tuttle's edgy aesthetic with Garmentory's eye for artful design.
"LA is a constant inspiration for LD Tuttle. The light and space here are an integral part of my designs always," Tuttle tells us. "I think of LA as a place of high contrasts and I try to always bring that into the collection. With the Garmentory collaboration, I think that this is even more evident. It really is a product of both of our concepts and the environment where it was born."
There's the Stare, a powder pink heel with a lucite heel that "creates amazing rainbow prisms when the light catches it," Tuttle explains to us. "It was very important to both Adele and I to include this heel in the collaboration. And, we did it with the beautiful soft faded pink suede upper which relates to the warm, beach vibe that is such a part of the life in LA."
There's also the very summer festival-ready Unit sandal (Tuttle's personal favorite from the collection), which "has a dark, punk edge with the black sole and the buckles on the upper. But this contrasts against the leopard suede materials which is more feminine, a bit flashy and definitely very LA," she says. Rounding out the is the River, a white leather laceless oxford bootie with a stacked wooden heel.
Photos: Courtesy of LD Tuttle