Tod’s FW21
By Cristian Burbano | Fashion | 27 February 2021

Continuing to define his idea of the Tod’s woman, creative director Walter Chiapponi considered the multitude of personalities and characters the same woman can possess. This idea of multiple perspectives was carried to a collection that merged luxury sportswear with the femininity of couture, fusing multi-functional pieces that play with dimension and volume.

This narrative guided the short film presentation, featuring four models each representing different aspects of a woman’s personality – a voice-over says, “I am one and many, many selves are in myself” as the characters take over Milan’s 1930s modernist apartment, Casa Corbellini-Wassermann, accompanied by a soundtrack written by film score composer Daniele Carmosino.

Cast in a subtle palette of camel, grey, black and whites with hues of blue and yellow adding pops of colour, volume became the vehicle of experimentation: puffer jackets were shrunk to cropped proportions in one look and then elongated in another, while collars either crept up the neck or flowed out across shoulders. Tweed suiting evoked Annie Hall alongside delicate pussy-bow tie shirting. Meanwhile, Tod’s signature T Timeless bags were blown up to oversized proportions and the brand’s classic loafers were offered in stacked sole versions – elevation, exactly.

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