A bourgeoise elegance peppered with an eclectic, tad subversive touch reigned at Tod’s.

Creative director Walter Chiapponi presented a concise pre-fall collection of 12 looks, combining sartorial refinement and sporty touches.

Mainly focusing on a lean, elongated silhouette, the designer delivered a mannish tweed suit showing a blazer enriched with details in soft leather, which was also used for stirrup pants worn with a feminine blouse featuring a gathered collar and a coat with a maxi collar punctuated by vintage brooches.

A leather corset layered over a ribbed turtleneck sweater added an armor-inspired feel, which contrasted with more delicate pleated dresses. If a cloud-like tangerine bomber revealed Tod’s leather expertise, a gingham rain coat was treated with a technical finish for a more experimental vibe.

Playing with proportions and customization — also resulting in the artisanal touch of a color-blocked cardi coat —Chiappone offered his personal interpretation of everyday essentials, complementing Tod’s extensive offering of shoes and leather goods.

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