Tod’s creative director, Walter Chiapponi, drew inspiration from memories of his father’s clothing for the brand’s latest fall collection. Unveiled at Milan’s Villa Necchi, the Fall/Winter 2023 collection is not meant to be nostalgic, but rather a way of passing on what Chiapponi considers precious to the next generation. The collection also takes inspiration from Hollywood glamour of the 1930s, as seen in a sleek trenchcoat with a storm shield and epaulettes.
Chiapponi has always been a proponent of a luxury chic style for Tod’s, and this collection is no exception. The Tod’s Pash Jacket is the centerpiece of the collection, crafted using the finest hides and standout treatments achieved entirely by hand. The jacket boasts brushstrokes and polishes that add a 3D impression and its quality is reflected in its special coating and artisanal waxing techniques.
The collection includes a variety of other garments such as a shirt jacket in soft and shiny napa, city jackets made of handwoven suede, and outdoor jackets made of suede crust doubled in cotton. The color palette is centered around warm and earthy hues, from brown and caramel to beige, contrasted by gray and white inserts. Tod’s signature W.G. (or Winter Gommino) for this season is more urban, featuring brushed leather or a padded effect with suede contrasting with the stitched fabric and the color of the soles. The collection also includes soft and light lace-up ankle boots in brown and black leather, with soles that are stitched by hand.