Troy Witter, Former Contributing Writer
Troy has worked as a designer, product developer, and fashion merchandiser. He has a knack for finding cool must-haves and has traveled around the world helping companies develop new ideas and products. Troy is a fashion guru in New York City and grew up in a neighborhood designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon.
What’s your all time favorite thing/item (that you own)? A black leather wallet I’ve had since I was about 10.
What’s the last thing you bought over $100? Shoes…LD Tuttle’s The Seer in black suede. They have a 2.5 inch curved wooden heel and an exposed side zipper. I love them.
What city is on your ‘must visit’ travel list? I’d like to travel throughout India (I know it’s a country) and see: The Festival of Lights, a multi-day wedding, the Taj Mahal, and The Festival of Colors.
What would you ask Santa for if he had a ton of money? I would ask him for his ton of money.
What did you find the most useful from your education? The exposure – to people and ideas.
What formed your aesthetic into what it is now? Growing up, my mother’s decorating sense was heavily Rococo – even the stainless steel trash bin in the kitchen was embossed and repouss’d. I rebelled and went minimal.
If the world of design didn’t exist, what would you do? Maybe something religious.
What is your favorite movie? So far, Jacques Tati’s Mon Oncle.
What’s your favorite book? Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, the 11th edition.
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