Tod’s A/W 2018
Mood board: We saw baby dragons, chameleons and snakes being carried by models on the Gucci catwalk earlier this week, and there was plenty of puppy love on the A/W 2018 Tod’s runway, as models strode the catwalk carrying tiny French Bulldogs and King Charles Spaniels. Puppies aside, the brand presented an elegant and easy autumn collection, one brimming with finely crafted outerwear and sporty motifs, in elegant browns, berry and yellows. There were chunky fleece coats and leather tailoring, trenchcoats and suede playsuits, oversized tracksuits and quilted bomber jackets. What more could the Tod’s woman ask for?
Best in show: There’s been a resurgence of fleece tops, items once reserved for hiking trips and outdoor pursuits. Tod’s took note of this trend, and presented a range of fleece pieces, like a snuggly jacket in rusty patchwork shades and a retro zip-up sweater with sporty stripes. Pieces likely to attract not just the core Tod’s customer, but also a new younger audience, watching the clothing trends that flood Instagram feeds during fashion week.
Finishing touches: While we’d all love to carry a Tod’s puppy, there was also a range of excellent accessories on show. Sporty belt bags with Gommino studding, fleece doctor’s bags and bum bags worn hanging from the shoulder were standout.