For the presentation of the Spring-Summer 2024 Collection, Tod’s has chosen the place that best expresses Italian craftsmanship: the Laboratori Scala Ansaldo where scenographers, sculptors and carpenters create the extraordinary scenography of the Teatro alla Scala, as well as Tod’s artisans create collections of the highest quality. Immersed in the mise en scène of the production of Don Carlo, scheduled for the premiere of the Teatro alla Scala in December, Tod’s celebrates the excellence of Made in Italy, which has always been a fundamental value for Tod’s.
Following the same path, Walter Chiapponi, Tod’s Creative Director has shaped a collection that is the arrival point of a long road towards the essentiality of design and the quality of Italian craftsmanship. The construction of clothing focuses on the cut, volume and quality of the materials. The reference to the male wardrobe and 1990s minimalism is reinterpreted with a female attitude, where each traditionally tailored garment is accentuated by softness and fluidity.
The suits, with ample pleated trousers and collarless jackets, are unlined and deconstructed in very light, loose fabrics; the sartorial waistcoat becomes a feminine gesture, sensual on naked skin; the trench coat, an essential element of the Tod’s wardrobe, is presented in sheer fabrics and very light-coloured leather.
The blouson in both light cotton and soft nappa leather is fresh; the poplin T-shirt with kimono sleeves, worn with a large multi-purpose belt that completes many looks, is alluring; the pleated patchwork skirt is seductive; the crochet-effect knitwear in bright contrasting colours is tactile and handcrafted.
The monochrome of natural colours - écru, camel, tobacco and scorched tones - which recall that of the leatherware that makes Tod’s so distinctive, is contrasted against touches of lime green.
The fabrics are always very light and soft: viscose, linen gauze, transparent cool wool and ultrasoft nappa leather.
The bags which complete each look are unadorned, becoming cult objects essential in their shape determined by the structure and leather. The iconic Di Bag is seamless and stretched while the T Timeless bags are in embossed leather. The new geometric, structured Tod’s T-Box bag is in polished leather with a metal T fastening. The new shopping bag is a fabric and leather bag, which is modelled on the body of the wearer.
The craftsmanship of Italian footwear has always been at the centre of Tod’s research which cultivates tradition and development for the new generations. This season, the traditional male moccasin is the starting point for an exploration of a feminine world. The iconic Gommino is the protagonist, in the bubble sole fine leather version. The ballerinas, mules and the new woven sandal, presented with a small minimalist heel, in soft colours complete the collection.
The use of fine and rare leathers reinforces the message of Made in Italy excellence and quality.