Milan’s modernist Villa Necchi Campiglio played host to a Tod’s Fall/Winter 2024 collection that whispered, not screamed, luxury. Gone were the days of extravagant runway flourishes; instead, we witnessed an introspective, tactile immersion into the essence of refined, contemporary menswear.
Taking the reins from Walter Chiapponi, the in-house design studio unveiled a concise lineup focused on textures, finishes and treatments that redefined “elevated casual.” Forget your run-of-the-mill biker jackets and cashmere knits-this was a masterclass in pushing the boundaries of familiar luxury materials.
Pashmy, a novel waterproof suede as soft as its namesake pashmina, graced a classic bomber and set the tone for a collection where tactility reigned supreme. A zippered “biker” jacket in featherweight wool that mimicked denim epitomized the effortless juxtaposition of rugged and refined. Leather cords danced across a ribbed-knit sweater, while double-cashmere woven with artisanal magic lent quiet sophistication to a boxy camel blazer (an ode to architect Gio Ponti’s sartorial signature).
The shapes reflected the whisper-soft feel of the materials, fluid and unencumbered. The hero piece, the shirt-jacket, transcended seasons and occasions, morphing from supple leather to luxurious cashmere, each version an ode to understated luxury.
This was Tod’s not as we knew it, but as it could be. A shedding of ostentatiousness, a deep dive into the soul of fine materials, and an ode to the quiet confidence of a man who values quality over fleeting trends. In Fall/Winter 2024, Tod’s didn’t just dress the body; it whispered the promise of comfort, of effortless elegance, of a wardrobe tailored for the discerning modern man. It was a masterclass in understated luxury, leaving you with the lingering, cashmere-kissed feeling of quiet confidence.