When one thinks about Tod’s, rock ‘n’ roll cool does not come to mind. But for spring ’16, Tod’s creative director Alessandra Facchinetti embraced her musical roots (little known fact: her father is in a popular Italian rock band, Poo, and is quite famous in her native country) by offering a variety of acoustic-inspired details on footwear.
Never have the label’s flats come packed with so much attitude. Styles came complete with safety pin embellishment, guitar patchwork and laser-cut treatments on the signature Gommino driving moc. Studding and graphic strip patterns also gave the conservative staple a whole lot of verve.
These styles formed the new Tod’s Band capsule, which the brand is highlighting through a #squadgoals-worthy group of influencers including Langley Fox Hemingway, Lizzy Jagger, Julia Restoin Roitfeld and Chloe Norgaard. They are all participating in a campaign shot by Sonia Sieff.
Elsewhere, sleek sneakers prevailed. With a glove-like construction and ultra-slim profile, they were a departure from current tastes, which lean more towards chunkier, more substantial soles. To beef up these patent styles a bit, large utility buckles and tongue tabs were added.
Click through the gallery below to explore the styles.