When we heard that Fossil was designing a series of watch collaborations not with another fashion brand or independent designer but with an interior designer, it caught our attention. In the world of fashion collaborations, there is a pretty standard expectation that mass-market brands will work with designer labels (see H&M's most recent designer collab). But every once in a while, a brand will choose to work with a fellow creative from outside the world of fashion, and the results are usually unique in that way that only a fresh perspective on the industry can give.
Which is exactly what happened when Fossil tapped interior designer Amber Lewis of Amber Interior Design as the first in its new Curator Series, "a collaborative collection of watches fueled by a creative class of artists, interior designers, innovative icons and Fossil designers," notes the brand. Though this marks Lewis's first venture into designing for a fashion brand, the interior designer had a clear inspiration for the watch design. Timeless elements like tortoiseshell and rose-gold hardware mix with perforated leather, resulting in a modern timepiece that feels like something you can wear day in and day out.