BRIGHT NEW WORLD
The new Tod's collection heralds a new direction for the luxury brand
Under the guidance of Tod's new creative director Alessandra Facchinetti, the brand reaches new heights with the use of modern technology. From the traditional handsewn process, Tod's has now branched into using machines to create laser-cut accessories, elevating production quantity without compromising the luxurious and refined quality that it is known for. "Made in Italy" remains imbedded in the Tod's DNA, with the leather selected from and processed in the country's best tanneries, and the craftsmanship backed by years of research.
Fachinetti's first designs for the brand debut in the Spring/Summer 2014 collection, which sees some of Tod's hallmark pieces in new forms and colors: The Gommino driving loafer in stripes and spots, and the leather moccasin in two-tone color contrasts of cream with navy, yellow with cream and pale blue with black. The new Ballerina Gommino comes in two styles, one fringed and the other with an ankle strap, and in bright red, pink and cream.
Fringe looks to be the defining element of the new summer style, appearing not only on Tod's high heels and flat sandals but also on some of its bags, such as the leather Bauletto. Contrast stripes are another one, prominent on the Sella Bag, the Shopper and the classic Bauletto. Geometric panels also look to be in, seen on both the slouchy Bucket and the more structured D-Cube Bag. Rounding out the collection are the distinctive leather belts, bracelets and patterned silk scarves in shades complementary to the rest of the selection, which embody the season's spirit of relaxed luxury.—
D-Cube Bauletto Mini satchel; Cuoio Gomma T115 TT Maxi Frangia heels; Men's Mocassino Fondo Light TD Loafer in Blue Suede. Tod's is available at Greenbelt 4 and Rustan's Tower, Shangri-La Plaza Mall.