by Eli Zen
Tod’s life style is unmistakable as the dna of the collection always remains the classic and unique style, super refined Italian life style that has always been representative with the high craftsmanship of the saddlery.
The colors of this season are; camel, tobacco, military green, white, black.
The wardrobe whose common denominator always remains a clean style suggests elegance as an absolute attitude with an unmistakable stigma that of the Italian life style, always hidden but defined.
TClub are a group of men whose characteristic is the culture of dressing, a club of outsiders all different but who live the pleasure of fashion with elegance and personality.They live fashion nonchalantly, together with the culture of dressing.
The designer will coordinate Tod’s women’s and men’s collections starting from the Autumn-Winter 2020/21 season, which will hit stores next autumn. As creative director, he manages to combine classicism and elegance.
“I studied the house codes in depth and tried to give an interpretation of Italian-style beauty and good taste, which Tod’s has always been a spokesperson for,” said the stylist. Authentic materials such as cloths, cottons, kid mohair, leathers worked with the softness of the fabric. The colors are mainly warm neutral that contrast bright denim blue and bright red notes.
The new creative director, Walter Chiapponi has taken from the archives of Tod’s roots the trench coat with many leather details, which becomes an outdoor, the driving coat or the peacoat, the dress, mountain jacket and tuxedo. Leather trimmings and details of the saddlery world are always unmistakable details that distinguish Tod’s style from all the others.
The focus is on the icon garments of the male wardrobe, in particular the outwear, down jackets, blazers, trench coats, leather jackets and double-breasted coats with an innovative attitude.
The down jacket becomes more urban and elegant while, on the contrary, the coats and the formal world become more casual. Many turtlenecks and polo shirts and little classic shirt in the total look. The ancient stitching techniques and the research of materials are particular.Military style is also always part of the Tod’s world.References to the military world are in the pockets of jackets, on waxed fabrics and flannels.
By wearing the Tod’s moccasin with a formal Tod’s dress has given rise to a style revolution. The driving shoe boot in suede, calfskin or sheepskin is a Tod’s icon, the more formal shoes have obvious seams while moccasins sneakers are with the thick rubber.
A great protagonist is the iconic winter rubber, which adopts the new timeless T logo to mimic a buckle on shoes or to decorate bags. The bags have large shapes, briefcase backpacks, leather and waxed fabric, T Timeless that recurs as an enameled clamp, on moccasins, covered with leather, on bags to declare the excellence of Italian craftsmanship in leather and waxed fabric.
Understated elegance and cleanliness are the characteristics of Tod’s world.