An icon of Italian design, Tod’s encapsulates a lifestyle that marries timeless elegance with supreme quality. A lifestyle linked innately to the concept of Italian flair, good taste and savoir vivre.
Synonymous around the globe with unmistakably elegance, understated and refined style, over the years Tod’s has created true style icons of modern luxury through its collections of footwear and leather goods for men and women. The Gommino shoe is at the helm of this in its many guises, followed by the D Bag and among many others.
Every product is made following the meticulous techniques of fine Italian craftsmanship, creating extraordinary objects that are imitated and desired all over the world. Every day, a series of processes and controls create exclusive products that are coveted by celebrities and leaders from every corner of the globe.
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It all began in the late 1970s, with a driving shoe and an outsole with 133 rubber “pebbles”. In no time at all, the Tod’s Gommino had become synonymous with excellence, casual elegance and Italian quality, winning over a refined, urbane elite before gradually catching the eye of more and more connoisseurs around the world. A timeless style icon, the Gommino is the very emblem of Tod’s. The loafers stand out for their deconstructed design and unmistakable outsoles with rubber pebbles. The epitome of laid-back elegance and Italy’s noble footwear traditions, the Tod’s Gommino is a symbol of the success of authentic Italian design.
An accessory that is both essential and elegant by design, the D Bag is the Tod’s bag par excellence, epitomising the brand’s concepts of good taste and elegance. This object of desire was born in 1996, loved and worn also by style icon Princess Diana, and has been reinvented ever since to accompany women in their everyday lives with impeccable flair. Artisan crafted using the finest leathers and distinctly recognised for its handstitched seams, the D Bag is an expression of evergreen style and charm.
Tod’s T Factory
T Factory is Tod’s very own creative lab. It’s a workshop filled with style and experimentation, home to partnerships with some of the world’s most creative talents, who have been asked to interpret the brand using their own creative flair.
The result is limited edition and capsule collections, unique and exclusive partnerships and projects that enable Tod’s to open up its imagination to novel style influences and nurturing new interpretations.
Alessandro Dell’Acqua x Tod’s
Alessandro Dell’Acqua was the first creative talent brought in to launch the T Factory project. The designer created a wardrobe for Tod’s filled with tactile, sensual elegance, blending sophistication and function in a range of ready to wear and accessories with a contemporary twist. A marriage of the designer’s signature traits and Tod’s art of leather working - the inimitable Gommino shoes turned into loafers and new ballet flats featured velvet bows.
Tod’s Happy Moments by Alber Elbaz
An exclusive partnership that marks Alber Elbaz’s much-awaited return to the full glare of the fashion spotlight. The Israeli couturier’s creations formed the Tod’s Happy Moments Collection, a range of bags, shoes and t-shirts for men and women infused with a sense of joy and fun. Based on the premise that shoes are the cars of the future, Elbaz has dreamt up surprising new scenarios for driving shoes, jazzing them up in brilliant colours and giving them aerodynamic lines with sneaker outsoles.
Mame Kurogouchi X Tod’s
Chapter three of the T Factory Project is the capsule collection created with Mame Kurogouchi, up and coming designer selected for her talent and particular passion for traditional Japanese craftsmanship. This limited edition collection translates into a sophisticated wardrobe of essential clothing and accessories, inspired by travel. Timeless elegance and style, together with an ongoing search for absolute quality: the codes at the roots of the Tod’s/ Mame Kurogouchi collaboration.
Technological innovation and artisan excellence combine and take on a new shape in the Tod’s No_Code project, launched in 2018. This hybrid footwear concept anticipates the needs of our modern lifestyles, blending casual elegance and high-tech functions thanks to Tod’s unique know-how. By observing our ever-evolving contemporary lifestyles up-close, Tod’s has forged a tecno-craftsmanship project that keep up with the changing societies.
The face behind the creations is Korean designer Yong Bae Seok, who draws on his past experience in industrial design to permeate No_Code with highly innovative footwear solutions.