Scene setting: Having teamed up with artist Vanessa Beecroft for the past two seasons, the Italian leather house collaborated with the Italian performance artist Thomas De Falco for A/W 2017, whose live installation pieces feature eerie textiles resembling the roots of trees. Before the runways show began, guests entering the showspace were greeted with models, including Naomi Campbell, sitting or standing backwards on steps swaddled in wraps of cream and sandstone leather.
Mood board: In a timeless natural colour palette, the Tod’s collection featured supple leather parkas and pocketed utility style dresses, skinny trousers and explosion print knitwear. Quilting too came into focus, with khaki padded coats, leather quilted waistcoats and even a black knitted sweater with camel quilted-leather sleeves, inspired by ski gloves.
Best in show: A series of leather dresses, t-shirts and knee length skirts with complex cut outs – a nod to the artisanal skill of the luxury leather house. Moccasins were also reimagined with harder creeper-style rubber soles.