Sporty and stylish Italian leather

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A prevalent characteristic among Tod’s new collection is the leather threading that decorates the outer appearance of bags, shoes, and ready-towear apparel

A prevalent characteristic among Tod’s new collection is the leather threading that decorates the outer appearance of bags, shoes, and ready-towear apparel

Sporty meets stylish is what Tod’s is all about for Fall/Winter 2015.

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The Italian luxury brand launched its newest collection on July 30 at Fairmont Hotel in Makati City, revealing its source of inspiration in hiking and skiing, with leather threading as the dominant overall feature in every piece.

“When we think of craftsmanship we always think of a needle and a thread going around a fabric. So for our collection this season—from the bags, to leatherwear, to shoes—the leather threading details shows just this,” explained Tod’s senior PR Associate Annie Chan.

Chan presented the women’s collection with the main themes of cosmopolitan skiing, sophisticated sporting style, and rebellious biker. The palette of the season are mostly in monochromatic shades of camel and flashes of intense red that display the vibe of luxury in sports.

Classic designs such as the moccasin, monk strap and lace strap were revamped with a new running sole to suit the theme for the season.

Classic designs such as the moccasin, monk strap and lace strap were revamped with a new running sole to suit the theme for the season.

Also featured is leather- work that pay homage to the popular Memphis Group, an Italian design movement from the 1918 that concentrated on geometric shapes. This is most evident in Tod’s collection via geometric rabbits and foxes in play- ful prints.

For shoes, the all-new Gommino model was unveiled in an assortment of different designs—fringes, threading, enameled studs, and decorative graphics.

Saddlery is combined with sportiness for the ladies’ bags as depicted in the Wave model—an everyday that is nevertheless elegant and exquisite. The piece is defined by a distinctive trait, which is a leather flap that covers its long slip—a nod to this season’s craftsmanship theme through its visible leather stitching.

To summarize, creative director Alessandra Facchinetti, in a press statement, described the women’s range of apparel, bags, shoes and accesso- ries as “a feminine yet mo- dern aesthetic.”

Prints pay homage to the popular Memphis Group design movement evident in the use of geometric rabbits and foxes

Prints pay homage to the popular Memphis Group design movement evident in the use of geometric rabbits and foxes

Meanwhile, for the men’s collection, Tod’s remains faithful to luxury while creating designs that are easy-to-wear. These are evident in a new collection of sneakers, which again ingeniously combine sporty elegance with moccasins, monk straps and lace straps.

For men’s bags, the Cloud model is a cut above the rest—a cross-functional oversized bag that is the perfect epitome of sporty luxury with its ultra-lightweight leather material.

Tod’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection is now available at Tod’s Greenbelt 4 and Rustan’s Shangri-La all throughout August.

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