Tod’s Pre-Fall 2022 – WWD

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For Pre-Fall, Tod’s Creative Director Walter Chiapponi wanted to inject more spontaneity into the brand’s luxury offering, revealing the more laid back side of the upscale lifestyle the brand conjures up.

Bringing Tod’s know-how to the streets, the designer emphasized outerwear, functionality and layering, mixing influences, silhouettes and textures to dress his modern ‘tribe’, in describing the range of characters represented in this concise yet strong collection. “They are part of the same community but have different looks,” Chiapponi explained at a preview in Milan.

Hence the range of different styles presented, ranging from oversized trench coats and quilted parkas to a knitted wrap coat reminiscent of kilim rugs and presented with matching bags. Chiapponi’s penchant for knits was also flaunted in an elongated striped cardigan with chunky fringes that had a grungy feel, while the house’s signature leather and Gommino pebble pattern were used on a classic inspired denim jacket. from the 50s via eccentric patches on the sleeves. “I like the way our Gommino [pebble-sole] leaves a distinctive mark when you walk, so I wanted it to leave a mark in ready-to-wear as well, ”said Chiapponi.

True to his tactile approach, the designer has also played with the textures of the accessories, ranging from quilted bags to soft leather shaping options in geometric origami-like patterns.

A ’60s vibe ran through the solid footwear offering: the bold square-toed proportions and chunky heels of the loafers and ankle boots exalted the everyday appeal of this urban wardrobe, which was teeming with coveted essentials.


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