Tiffany Tuttle was born in 1977 in Los Angeles, California. Ballet was Tuttle’s passion and she danced professionally until the age of 20. Tuttle then studied European History at Princeton. Her love of fashion took her to FIT in New York and to Paris, where she worked at Givenchy during the Alexander McQueen period. She then returned to New York, where she worked as a designer for Rebecca Taylor. After designing runway shoes at Rebecca Taylor, Tuttle decided her passion was in accessories so she moved to Milan to attend Ars Sutoria, specializing in footwear design and pattern making. Her husband and business partner Richard Lidinsky attended the Maryland School of Art and the London School of Economics and has a business background combined with an in-depth knowledge of fine art.
Upon finishing Ars Sutoria, Tuttle and Lidinsky stayed in Italy to meet with factories and secure production. LD Tuttle is now in its eleventh season. Tuttle divides her time between Los Angeles and Italy where the collection is produced.
The collection is sold internationally in countries including the United States, Italy, France, Canada, Japan, Russia, Hong Kong and the UK and was included in the book, New Shoes: Contemporary Footwear Design by Sue Huey and Rebecca Proctor. Tuttle has collaborated with various designers on their runway shows including Doo.ri, Mandy Coon, Peter Pilotto, Matthew Ames, Nicole and Michael Colovos for Helmut Lang and Victoria Bartlett for VPL.
LD Tuttle was founded in 2006 by designer Tiffany Tuttle. Drawing inspiration from her experience as a professional ballerina, the designs focus on movement and silhouette. LD Tuttle is known for their directional styles in soft leathers, allowing minimal and organic elements to co-exist. Hand crafted in Italy, the shoes grow from traditional shapes and morph into unique forms, combining rawness with a utilitarian framework.