The rainbow of Gomminis, the newly minted D Bags, the wrap bracelets and small leather goods — all beautifully turned out for the Tod’s presentation at the picturesque Villa Necchi. This time, the array of D Bags was housed in their own guest quarters on the grounds, a Philip Johnson-inspired glass house overlooking the pool. As usual, nothing fell short of the impeccable taste and standard of luxury that Diego Della Valle and designer Derek Lam have set at Tod’s. What was new was a stronger, edgier tone Lam took with the season’s new shoes and bags. Penny loafers were strong and sturdy with a pointy tip. The latest heels came stacked under matte croc pumps and shearling penny loafer booties, both done with a tapered toe. As for handbags, the Ava is the newest style, clean and structured with stiff top handles yet surprisingly soft to the touch. Everything was crafted from the finest Italian leathers, which were flaunted to great effect on the selection of luggage and outerwear presented in a giant wardrobe — the Tod’s woman travels in style, you know. It’s been five years since Lam designed his first trench for the house, which, as he pointed out, is still in the collection. It hung beside a selection of gorgeous tan shearlings, a leather puffer with a fur collar, and a group of citified Milanese fare anchored in black leather and leopard spots for the label’s ferociously chic loyalists.

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