The new TOD’S collection pushes the limits (of size)
Creating new and original objects in a saturated fashion space is an almost impossible feat these days. But apparently not for TOD Creative Director Walter Chiapponi. After taking the reins of the Italian house in 2019 (after a stint at Gucci and Valentino), the designer continues his quest for new iterations of style through the new TOD’S Fall / Winter 21/22 men’s and women’s collections. Push design further by merging archetypes.
The men’s collection is an exploration of the collision of natural and city life. Opposing freedom and a cosmopolitan lifestyle in the creation of clothes worthy of the modern Italian gentleman.
#sevenT is the film that will unveil the men’s collection launched in September, titled in the wink of the seven days of the week. In the film, TOD’S laser-emphasizes wardrobe basics; the trench coat, shirt jacket, hunting jacket and military jacket as well as riding pants, sweatshirts and ribbed sweaters. The formality is contradicted by unexpected combinations, more worthy of modern times that see us dive in and out of blockages and busy lifestyles.
This collection encourages the wearer to play with daring pieces; Texan heeled ankle boots, sturdy laces with Norwegian stitching. Sneakers and desert boots abound. The “T” logo is used everywhere, on belts, moccasins and bags. T is for “time” and the expansion of possibilities.
TOD’S brings the same play on the notion of time to the women’s collection. In one film entitled “In an instant”, four women represent different personalities that combine in the fall / winter collection.
Sportswear is mixed with the allure of tailoring, always keeping the emphasis on function and utility. Luxurious materials are combined with classic silhouettes. Trench coats with leather trims, sheepskin hats and quilted leather duvet jackets, as well as ruffled necklines create unexpected combinations in classic materials.
Unlike the micro-bag trend that swept the world earlier, TOD’S introduced oversized sheepskin and leather bags in wide, curved shapes and tart colors. Women can now explore the more “extra” side of their shoe repertoire. Loafers with chunky heels and creeper soles tick all the boxes in the shoe department. As always, the letter T adorns each piece to testify to the timelessness of the design.
Best of all, with fine stitching and exquisite design common to both, the collections for women and men are interchangeable. The collection will be launched from September. Shop current styles, here.