As­sem­bling Dif­fer­ences

The lat­est lim­ited edi­tion col­lec­tion of the Tod’s Leo Clamp Gom­mino is the brain­child of five de­sign stu­dios. By Dewey Sim

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It’s not of­ten that a group of de­sign­ers, with dif­fer­ent skill sets and ex­per­tise, work on a sin­gle prod­uct. But that’s ex­actly what Tod’s had done with its lat­est project that brought to­gether nine up-and- com­ing de­sign­ers. Driven by an avid sup­port for art and cul­ture, the project, ti­tled Look­ing at Tod’s Leo, is led by Gi­ulio Cap­pellini, a renowned Ital­ian ar­chi­tect whose works have been widely lauded.

To­gether with five de­sign stu­dios, in­clud­ing Lan­za­vec­chia + Wai, Leonardo Talarico, mist- o, Studio Zanel­lato/bor­totto, and Zaven, Cap­pellini rein­ter­preted the Tod’s Leo Clamp. Play­ing with a range of dif­fer­ent ma­te­ri­als in­clud­ing ce­ramic, mar­ble, leather, metal, and wood, each of the de­sign­ers pro­vided their own in­ter­pre­ta­tions of the footwear, adding their per­sonal touches to each of their cre­ations. The five dis­tinc­tive de­signs were then metic­u­lously trans­lated into the lim­ited edi­tion col­lec­tion of the Tod’s Leo Clamp Gom­mino.

“Look­ing at Tod’s Leo reaf­firms the role of a cul­tural and artis­tic com­pany that has al­ways been at­ten­tive to the con­tin­u­ous evo­lu­tion of cos­tume,” says Cap­pellini.

The lim­ited edi­tion col­lec­tion is avail­able on­line at It can also be pur­chased at Tod’s Via della Spiga Mi­lan bou­tique for the du­ra­tion of the 21st Tri­en­nale di Mi­lano In­ter­na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion. Part of the pro­ceeds from this project will go to the Mi­lan- based non- profit as­so­ci­a­tion, L’abil­ità.

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