One might wonder if Tod’s Creative Director Walter Chiapponi took in a few showings of Annie Hall while working on Fall 2020, his first collection at the brand since being appointed to the top role in October. A ’70s influence was threaded throughout, including shaggy fur-lined coats and modish hemlines, but it was fashion’s favorite heroine who really called out to us. Clingy turtlenecks tucked into low-slung trousers, and skirts of all lengths were toughened up with the leather outerwear you expect from Tod’s. Chiapponi rethought Ms. Hall’s iconic silhouette too: Her signature suiting and necktie were updated via slouchy separates and knotted necklines worn at the throat. In short, it’s clothing destined for the smart woman’s 9-to-9 (whatever that may entail).
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@walterchiapponi debut @tods notes a great promising start with a focus on Italian relax elegance easing through the collection. That sense of spezzatura materialise in some soft tailored jackets, and belted puffer numbers worn with short skirts are some of the highlights. The bags and the shoes are kept simple with mules and roomy totes in supple leather that are made for everyday wear. Bravo – @windyaulia CD
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.