In the pre-fall, Tod’s creative director Walter Chiapponi wanted to inject more natural inspiration into the brand’s luxury offerings, showcasing the more casual side of the high-end lifestyle the label evokes. .
In bringing Tod’s craftsmanship to the streets, the designer focused heavily on outerwear, function and layering, blending influences, shadows and textures to dress the modern “tribe” himself, as he describes the range of characters portrayed in this concise but solid collection. “They are part of the same community but have distinct looks,” explained Chiapponi during the preview in Milan.
As a result, a wide range of different styles are on display, from oversized long coats and quilted parkas to covered knitted jackets to kilim rugs and displayed with matching pockets. Chiapponi’s penchant for knitwear is also reflected in a long striped cardigan with a chunky hem that lends a drab feel, while the house’s signature leather and Gommino cobblestone motifs are used. on a classic ’50s-inspired denim jacket through off-center splashes of color on the sleeves. “I like the way our Gommino [pebble-sole] Chiapponi said: “
In keeping with his tactile approach, the designer also plays with textures in accessories, from patchwork bags to soft leather-shaping options in geometric, origami-like designs.
A ’60s vibe runs throughout providing strong footwear: the bold square toe proportions and chunky heels of moccasins and ankle boots accentuate the everyday appeal of this urban wardrobe. , which is filled with coveted necessities.
https://wwd.com/runway/pre-fall-2022/milan/tods/review/ Tod’s Pre-Fall 2022 – WWD