Tod's Academy and Central Saint Martins
togheter to support new creatives

Growing in such a unique time, our new generation of creatives must be supported and promoted. In this spirit, Tod's announces the collaboration, initiated last July as part of Tod's Academy, with the prestigious Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts for a special project in which, young creativity, dialogues with Tod's values and expresses itself totally freely.

Tod's Academy is a laboratory of ideas, headquartered in the Brand’s HQ in the Marche region of Italy. It is conceived as a place for doing and thinking, in which artisans accompany and support students, imparting knowledge and techniques to develop their ideas. Tod's Academy is the expression of Made in Italy seen through the excellence of its artisans, who for generations, have successfully managed to blend their know how with the modern and personal point of view of each creative.

Conceived by Diego Della Valle and coordinated by Fabio Piras, course director of Central St. Martins MA Fashion Course, the project will be presented in February, during London Fashion Week, through a digital exhibition.

33 young designers, selected by Central St. Martins, were asked to give their own interpretation of one or more of Tod's codes, focusing on the creative process that led to the final proposal. During the process, each student was assigned a fashion master as a mentor. The roster of mentors includes some of the most prestigious international editors, journalists and designers: knowledgeable personalities whose point of view and references have been of inestimable help and enrichment for the students.


“This is a beautiful project that supports students and at the same time brings unusual and innovative points of view to Tod's.  I would like to thank all the mentors who have helped us, Central St. Martins and Fabio Piras for their exceptional contribution” says Diego Della Valle.