Season after season, creative director Walter Chiapponi injects a touch of the unexpected into Tod’s lifestyle. The Pre-Spring 2022 collection is a reinterpretation of sportswear archetypes in a glamorous key. Handmade enhances imagination, freedom, life, looking at the eccentric exoticism of the Seventies.
Classic pieces become unexpected through spontaneous movements: the Bermuda shorts, as well as the five pocket trousers or the parka, are made of technical moiré. The trench in heavy cotton has a sculptural back flap; contrasting stitches run through the coat and the red shiny leather skirt. The weaves of carpets become wearable on ponchos and fringed tunics; Ts and lions, distinctive elements in the iconography of the brand, multiply as ton sur ton jacquards on the chemisiers. A safari undercurrent – field jackets, ribbed pullovers – reinforces the sense of refined exoticism.
The handmade characterizes the accessories: sandals and shoppers in crocheted raffia, T Timeless bags with bandages on the shoulder strap, the Tod’s Oboe bag in jacquard canvas. Large contrasting stitching is featured on the generously shaped maxi bags. The T is a distinctive sign on the clogs and on the loafers that alternate rounded toes with sharp tips. The elongated pumps are enriched with the Kate maxi chain detail and have conical kitten heels. The same heels return on the canvas and leather sandals that wrap the ankle leaving the foot almost bare.
Eccentricity as a synonym of vital momentum.
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