TOD's Unveils Fall/Winter 2022/23 "Italian Beauty" Collection

TOD's Unveils Fall/Winter 2022/23 "Italian Beauty" Collection

TOD's Unveils Fall/Winter 2022/23 "Italian Beauty" Collection

TOD's Fall/Winter 2022/23 collection debut at Milan Fashion Week by Walter Chiapponi centers around the thematic element of Italian Beauty.

TOD's Fall/Winter 2022/23 collection debut at Milan Fashion Week by Walter Chiapponi centers around the thematic element of Italian Beauty.

Text: Natalia Finnis-Smart

Tod's Fall/Winter 2022/23 collection is all about embracing Italian beauty, heritage, and lifestyle. The collection represents these facets through its aesthetic research, which delves into Italian culture. This profound exploration highlights tradition, its existence within Tod's, and its luxury Italian fashion brand mission. To amplify this notion, creative director Walter Chiapponi who first assumed the role in October 2019, takes influence from Italian beauty icons. From here, Chiapponi revolutionizes them into modernized and dynamic entities for everyday use; its transfiguration becomes expressed via a refined and distinct sense of quality. This occurrence is prevalent, such as part of Tods' natural leather Di Bag. The renowned handbag underwent deconstruction and transformed into an expertly crafted versatile object.

Similarly, Tods' laced, rubber-soled W.G. ankle boot became streamlined for TOD's Fall/Winter 2022/23. The shoe contains and exhibits new dimensions and suede elements in warm, unrefined shades through this upgrade. These aspects come together to create and showcase a masculine-inspired style that includes roomy soles, commonly attributed and recollective of combat boots and winter sports.

The collection altogether fuses the masculine and feminine to create a unisex wardrobe only within its conceptualization, focusing on the human body's lines and dialogue between genders. Knitwear's prominence throughout the collection blends fabric and leather to produce and convey a clear-cut bohemian effect. The pure nature of uniform-like lines and Italian tailoring become integrated with a streetwear essence. This element lives within the Bermuda shorts, outwear padded cloaks, and jackets. Its various trench coats and bomber jackets elicit Tod's iconic Gommino style. The T Timeless handbags with definite geometric structures also modify themselves when handled with their crocheted artistry. Its shift between knitwear and leather gives it a contemporary take on orthodox craftmanship.

Credits: IMAGES COURTESY OF TOD'S

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