When one thinks about Italian fashion and what it represents, craftsmanship above all else comes to mind, followed by heritage, leather, and sex appeal. Tod’s offers the top three in droves, and is expected to deliver quality basics made in top-notch fabrics one knows will last a lifetime and end up in the closet of future generations.
That pressure to deliver heirloom-quality products sometimes leaves drama and ostentatiousness to other labels, and this season didn’t go out of its way to break the mold. Standouts included the opening bomber and palazzo shorts ensemble paired with the brand’s signature loafers (pictured here), a waist bag shown on an almost-’80s chocolate short suit, and a zebra trench coat, which seemed to be the show’s biggest departure from the classics—but would easily complement a wardrobe of them.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.