La Dolce Vita
Harper's BAZAAR Singapore|September 2020
La Dolce Vita
Walter Chiapponi, the new steward of Tod’s, tells Jeffrey Yan all about his vision for the brand, his take on Italian good taste and the role of fashion in this new normal
Jeffrey Yan

The first look on the runway said it all: A crisp cornflower blue shirt worn underneath an oversize blazer, paired with slouchy corduroy trousers and white sneakers—not a single loafer or leather piece in sight. For a house famed for exactly those two product categories, it was clearly the dawn of a new age. The man responsible for this paradigm shift at Tod’s is Walter Chiapponi, who showed his first collection for the House earlier this year in February for fall/winter 2020. It is Chiapponi’s first creative directorship, but he brings with him years of experience honed at heavyweight fashion names such as Miu Miu, Givenchy, Valentino and Gucci.

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September 2020