Tod's announced a collaboration for Men and Women focused on two Tod's iconic products, reinterpreted by Palm Angels for Moncler Genius.
The "Tod's x 8 Moncler Palm Angels" project is part of Tod's-FACTORY, a creative laboratory where established and emerging designers are invited to offer a new point of view on the Tod's DNA. As part of Moncler Genius, Tod's teams up with Palm Angels, choosing to collaborate with Francesco Ragazzi, the brand's creative director.
This partnership translates the message of lifestyle and the great quality of Italian craftsmanship into the contemporary language of new generations who love to celebrate the active spirit of American sports. The creative energy and roots in Palm Angels and its love for American Pop culture transform two timeless Tod's icons for Moncler Genius, the Gommino and the W.G., two must-haves for Winter 2022.
"Tod's iconic design was my starting point when I began this project. I have great admiration for what the brand stands for: the values it expresses are linked to our culture of beauty, which is what distinguishes us internationally and that is recognised by everyone. We talk a lot about Made in Italy but, in my opinion, it is never enough. Perhaps we are too used to being surrounded by beauty and sometimes we take it for granted. In reality it is not at all obvious. Behind a brand like Tod's there is the dedication, the research, the craftsmanship of a team of skilled people not only technically, but also humanly, that transfer in what they do all their passion", says Francesco Ragazzi.
"Having had the opportunity to work on this project has been a great honor for me. The Gommino is part of my experience, and I approached the design of this collection with respect, adding elements of contrast while retaining the essence."
The collaboration is inspired by the world of American sport and the iconic Gommino mixes Pop elements with Italian taste and craftsmanship, for which Tod's is globally recognised.
In the same spirit, elements of mountain sportswear are reworked for the sophisticated W.G., a new version of the iconic Winter Gommino, which now has the details of a snow boot and the volume of a mountaineering boot. This iconography is combined with craftsmanship, the preciousness of the materials and the technological innovation of an Italian quality boot.
Photographer: Quil Lemons
Starring: Naomi Campbell
DOP: Mayer Chalom