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Tod’s Collaborates With Five Artists On The Leo Loafer

The signature Tod’s shoe is getting a makeover. The Italian luxury brand’s Leo loafer is part of a new project helmed by architect Giulio Cappellini, who collaborated with five different artists on exclusive men’s styles.

The new takes — which are all made in Italy — range from $625 to 1,095. Part of the proceeds will benefit L’Abilità, a nonprofit organization based in Milan. The styles launched in Tod’s Milan stores this week, but will be available in New York in mid-May.

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The Tod’s Leo loafers designed in collaboration with five artists.
CREDIT: Courtesy Image.

Cappellini enlisted five Italian designers and architects to reimagine the iconic loafer silhouette using unexpected materials. Participating names include Lanzavecchia + Wai, Leonardo Talarico, mist-o, Studio Zanellato/Bortotto and Zaven.

“Ceramic, marble, leather, metal and wood are the five materials used for this project,” said Cappellini. “Five different interpretations were thus born … each project reflects the different approach to the product of the designers involved.”

For a closer look at each unique style, see below:

Lanzavecchia + Wai (Marble)

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The Tod’s Leo loafer designed by Lanzavecchia + Wai
CREDIT: Courtesy Image.

Leonardo Talarico (Metal)

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The Tod’s Leo loafer designed by Leonardo Talarico.
CREDIT: Courtesy Image.

mist-o (Ceramic)

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The Tod’s Leo loafer designed by mist-o.
CREDIT: Courtesy Image.

Studio Zanellato/Bortotto (Leather)

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The Tod’s Leo loafer designed by Studio Zanellato/Bortotto.
CREDIT: Courtesy Image.

Zaven (Wood)

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The Tod’s Leo loafer designed by Zaven.
CREDIT: Courtesy Image.

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