24 posts tagged "Tod’s"
Tod’s continues to amp up its ready-to-wear presence. Back in September, the leather goods company brought on Alessandra Facchinetti to design its women’s collections, and today it announced that Andrea Incontri has been hired as the label’s new creative director of menswear.
“Becoming part of a company like Tod’s is both an honor and an exciting challenge,” says Incontri. “Quality and contemporary Italian style are Tod’s values that are already part of my personal vision of the modern man. My aim is to develop them, always keeping in mind the importance of the roots of a brand with such a rich history and craftsmanship.”
Incontri has been showing his namesake men’s and women’s labels since Spring 2013, but will no doubt benefit from the global exposure of Tod’s. Incontri’s first collection for the house will be shown in Milan this Sunday, June 22.
Though most of us now consider leopard print a “neutral,” it still manages to pack a punch season after season. This fall, our jungle cat motif is of the snow leopard variety. Whether stamped on preppy loafers or scattered across flippy skirts, these black and white spots feel fresh, graphic, and even a little wild. Shop our favorite snow leopard pieces by Maje, Saint Laurent, and more, below.
1. Stella McCartney leopard-print acetate sunglasses, $158, available at matchesfashion.com.
2. Maje Dindi leopard-print cotton shirt, $260, available at net-a-porter.com.
3. MSGM leopard-print A-line skirt, $398, available at matchesfashion.com.
4. Tod’s calf-hair slipper-style loafers, $656, available at mytheresa.com.
5. Saint Laurent Betty medium chain bag, $1,990, available at net-a-porter.com.
The campaign for Jefferson Hack’s third Tod’s No_Code capsule footwear collection is all about East London attitude. But his new short, Invocations, was shot during a Mexican escape. “I did this on my winter vacation…[to] provide an alternative point of view to the campaign,” the Dazed & Confused editor told Style.com. The Super 8 film stars a self-styled Tati Cotliar, who took aesthetic inspiration from Hack’s range of suede and leather kicks. “I think she was in a Diane Keaton-meets-Wes Anderson Boy Scout mood,” said Hack, noting that the Asymmetric Oxfords she’s wearing are among his favorite pieces in the range. “It’s really personal,” added Hack of the film. “It’s about travel (of course!) and this cool girl escaping [from] the heat of the city…to this place which is full of color and optimism and daydreaming.” Set to the music of Alfonso Lovo, a Nicaraguan guitar player from the sixties, the short, which debuts exclusively above, definitely emits a vintage oasis vibe—one that’s sure to speak to the No_Code man and woman, or, as Hack calls them, “stylishly minded mavericks.”
Today, Tod’s announced the appointment of Alessandra Facchinetti as the new Creative Director of its women’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections. Facchinetti, who has previously designed for Miu Miu, Gucci, Valentino, and Moncler, as well as her own line with Pinko, Uniqueness, will take her post this March and present her debut collection during Milan fashion week in September 2013.
Farida Khelfa, the newly installed ambassador at the house of Schiaparelli, held 58 appointments at the company’s freshly renovated Place Vendôme atelier yesterday. There’s no new designer at the brand that Schiap built—Diego Della Valle of Tod’s is reportedly taking meetings with candidates and an announcement is expected to be made in September—but there’s plenty of curiosity around the label’s rebirth. “All the great couturiers know about Schiap,” Khelfa said. “Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Azzedine Alaïa, they’ve all come to see the place.”
In fact, Alaïa was still lounging in the atelier’s white salon (pictured) when this reporter arrived, sharing a story about a letter given to him by one of Schiap’s former lovers. Alaïa, who was friends with Schiaparelli, was supposed to deliver it to her, but he never did out of shyness and fear. Asked if he still has the letter, nearly 40 years after her death, he nodded yes. It would make a smart addition to the refurbished space, which already includes Giacometti pieces found in the Schiaparelli archives, eyeglasses by Man Ray, and a Dalí sculpture, as well as furniture designed by Vincent Darré.
Come the Couture shows next January, the brand will show its first new collection here. For now, though, the hunt is still on for a designer. “Schiaparelli was not about good taste, she was about having an opinion,” Khelfa said. “It doesn’t have to be jolie, it has be strong. It has to be forte.”