Tod’s A/W 2020 Milan Fashion Week Women’s
Mood board: Walter Chiapponi was musing on the concept of ‘good taste’ for his debut show as Tod’s creative director (an earlier menswear presentation was shown in January). For his debut, this translated into a pleasing take in relaxed and utterly luxurious daywear, incorporating sportswear tropes, bold tones and the brand’s signature leather. The first look, a pair of sky blue jumbo cords, paired with a mannish cotton shirt worn backwards and an oversized camel blazer signalled the new, nonchalant mood. The look was self-assured, luxurious, with a soupçon of seventies. Chiapponi’s take on good taste also incorporated officer coats with subtle sequinned florals, Prince of Wales Check boilersuits and leather baby doll dresses paired with shirts, in burnt tones, greys and khaki.
Best in show: The label is renowned for its expertise in fabrication. In contrast to the more fluid leathers on show, a series of patchwork calfskin shirts, pencil skirts and great coats in brown leather, suede and snakeskin evoked all that impeccable craftsmanship.
Finishing touches: The easiest way to encapsulate Chiapponi’s take on taste? Invest in a bright pair of tights in pillar box red, and pair with a rib knit detail mini dress in the same colour. §