Tod’s Said to Have New Designer – WWD

Tod's RTW Spring 2020

TOD’S CHANGES: Tod’s has employed a brand new designer to be part of its staff, presumably main it, in accordance to Milan-based sources. Walter Chiapponi is claimed to have joined the corporate after working for years at Bottega Veneta with the model’s former inventive director, Tomas Maier. Carlo Alberto Beretta, a former Bottega Veneta chief government officer, joined Tod’s in February as normal supervisor of the model, and is seen as a possible hyperlink with Chiapponi.

Beretta left his publish as chief consumer and advertising and marketing officer of Kering on the finish of 2017. He had taken up that publish, a brand new one, in September 2016, when Claus-Dietrich Lahrs succeeded him as ceo of Bottega Veneta.

Details about Chiapponi’s function weren’t obtainable at press time and Tod’s had no touch upon the hypothesis.

Tod’s chairman and ceo Diego Della Valle final 12 months began a shake-up of the model’s government ranks to assist push a brand new technique and enterprise fashions of collaborations, introducing the No_Code undertaking, which features a trademarked “shoeker” — a combination between a shoe and a sneaker, and Tod’s Factory, in a reference to Andy Warhol, and eyeing a youthful buyer via capsule drops and restricted editions. This has led to an overhaul of manufacturing, design, advertising and marketing and logistics amenities, to which the group’s 5,000 workers, plus one other 5,000 to 6,000 “satellite” employees, have had to adapt. After Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Alber Elbaz designed a capsule of equipment beneath the Tod’s Factory moniker, launched final summer time. 

Della Valle has been reviewing the function of a inventive director of the ladies’s collections after the exit of Alessandra Facchinetti in 2016, leaving the job to the model’s staff. As reported, after 5 years, Andrea Incontri left his function as males’s put on inventive director of the model on the finish of June.


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