Runway Report: Tod’s Fall 2017

Tod’s presented the Fall Winter 2017 Collection alongside a live installation by artist Thomas De Falco. Chief executive officer, Diego Della Valle validated, “We want to continue to link the brand with art.” The installation, rightfully titled, Wrapping, featured pieces of fabric and rope bound together through ties, intertwining models. The central fixture of the installation was the striking, whilst tranquilizing presence of Naomi Campbell.

Tod’s dissected inspiration from leisure in its simplicity. For the Fall Winter 2017 Diego Della Valle reorientated the brand toward outerwear. Lengthy, destructured leather jackets contrasted against crisp, fitted collared shirting. Cargo pockets and nordic detailing proved some pieces dedication to functionality. Trench coats were entirely reconceptualized with white piped, chestnut leather collars and detailing. Tri-color puffer jackets wore oversized in colorways of brown, black and white.

In all aspects, quilted and textured leather elevated collection pieces further. Varying leather skirts and sets were sliced in a purposeful slashing manner, revealing peaks of white undertones. The collection was stark, but voluminous and in this aspect gave way to a contrasting, positive/negative aesthetic.

Tod’s introduced the creeper moccasins and boots for the Fall Winter 2017 collection, as inspired by old work shoes. Riding boots were paired back to crisp stylings, with a nod to equestrian influence. Signature loafers were covered in plush fur and shearling. Amongst a collection of neutral palettes, sparks of red were peppered throughout reinspiring relevance for the season.

About the Author

Jennifer Paccione is a fashion editor who shares her time between New York City and Milan. She has been featured and published with respected magazines internationally in various languages. She currently acts as contributing editor for publications including Bulgari Magazine, The Fashionable Lampoon, Fashion to Max and RedMilk Magazine, whilst having contributed for NYLON and Editorialist. Alongside journalism, Jennifer freelances as a social media and digital marketing advisor, having already worked with brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti and Philosophy, among many. Follow her on Instagram @jenniferpaccione