With balance and a pinch of aristocratic ease, the brand’s new stylist, Walter Chiapponi presented his first women’s collection for Tod’s in a sumptuous way. Too often Tod’s designers in the past have proposed rigid and austere clothes. The opening look immediately made his intentions clear with a classy lady with somewhat messy hair, who seemed to have just gotten out of bed putting on the best clothes of her father’s wardrobe – an artist’s blue coat under a classic beige blazer, worn with deliberately too long ocean blue corduroy trousers. At his feet, not Tod’s moccasins, but white Stan Smith style sneakers. Every pair of pants was a few centimeters too long, increasing the sense of carelessness. Often they were paired with a splendid set of top coats; once again many with rather masculine features, and made of wool

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