This versatility lies at the heart of the Tod’s design philosophy. In the late Eighties Tod’s revolutionised the concept of footwear by combining the traditional shoemaking techniques of Italy with an innovative approach to style that liberated men from the established clichés that sporty shoes cannot be elegant.
Highlights for the upcoming autumn/winter season include the Tod’s iconic classic Winter Gommino and mirroring the current trend for a more formal look, a black patent leather loafer with a distinct wedged black rubber sole that comes in a range of lace-up and slip-on versions. The masculine form and rubber sole renders it a shoe that is strong and contemporary yet at the same time incorporates traditional Italian craftsmanship, successfully bridging the formal/informal sartorial divide.
The new Tod’s Autumn Winter 2011 collection, tailored for a working woman who desires items that are timeless, chic and stylish, takes its inspirational approach from the eternal elegance of the architecture of Louis Kahn, whose simple structures and striking lines invite an interplay of light and shade. The new collection echoes Kahn’s approach by presenting functional forms in a modern and technically innovative way, combining the Tod’s trademark merge of classic and contemporary.
In the Philippines, Tod’s shoes, bags, and accessories are exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) and are available at the boutiques located in Greenbelt 4, Ayala Center, Makati and Rustan’s Tower, Shangri-La Plaza Mall.