The inspiration behind Tod's Spring/Summer 2017 womenswear collection comes from a group of timeless icons of the modern era—namely: Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin, Bianca Jagger, Jean Shrimpton, Twiggy, Ali MacGraw and Lauren Hutton. What do these women have in common? They all embody a kind of effortless, refined and measured elegance that doesn't succumb to fleeting trends.
The walls of Milan's PAC—the modern art museum where Tod's show was hosted—were covered in black-and-white portraits of these exceptional women, offering a taste of the book launching next January that celebrates these unforgettable muses. Instead of a typical runway show, the attendees were treated to an interactive set, where pictures that showcased the collection came to life with a mesmerising performance by Magic Box. Just like illusionists, gloved hands played with the bags—from the Wave, presented in a micro version that makes for a fanciful accessory, to the Double T crossbody bag, the latest brand icon available in a wide range of colors and materials—while the new variations of Tod's Gommino were the protagonists of perfectly coordinated dance moves.
Tod's put on the scene intriguing pieces that will never go out of fashion—like criss-cross platform sandals, colorful bowler bags in python, leather loafers, bags embellished with rubber pebbles, mini crossbody bags, daring backless Gommino shoes and aviator sunglasses. Leather, one of Tod's hallmarks, is at the core of the collection. From the most traditional declinations to exotic hides, leather acts as the connecting element for a multitude of pieces such as biker jackets, trench coats, skirts, mini dresses, oversized vests, shorts and cropped tops. The urban-chic appeal of the collection acquires jungle vibes thanks to the addition of refined detailing in python on clothing and accessories.
Discover Tod's womenswear collection
the biker jacket
Classic, ultra-slim, in the style of a trench coat or even as a cross-front top in a cropped length with a low-cut back
THE Double T bag
Featuring the distinctive metal buckle
the Wave BAG
Available in several sizes in a multicoloured oversized striped pattern
THE DOUBLE T loafers
Sporting tonal detailing
In metallic leather with a raffia trim