walter Chiapponi, Creative director Tod’s
Walter Chiapponi creates clothes with culture- pieces that are timeless and sustainable, as well as beautifully designed. As the new Creative Director of Tod’s, Chiapponi is defining a new age for the Italian luxury fashion brand by tapping into storied Italian sensibility and timelessness.
Diego della Valle’s historic luxury goods brand was once a small Italian family-owned shoemaking workshop that vaulted into global recognition when Gianni Agnelli was snapped casually strolling in a pair of gommini, Tod’s pebble-soled driving mocassins. For the past five decades, gommino have been a key carry-on item for every Italian weekend, and now with Chiapponi at the helm of design, Tod’s is upgrading the entire wardrobe.
Craftsmanship, sophistication and sensibility are the tenets to Italian lifestyle, design and fashion. Sustainability may be a buzzword these years, but Italian craftsmanship is intrinsically sustainable, and Chiapponi’s own desire for a sustainable planet for future generations drives his constant search for into alternative materials and up-cycling. Learn about Chiapponi push for a greener, more creative future with exquisitely simple and enduringly chic fashion.
In this episode
[01:14] Tod’s creative director Walter Chiapponi
[02:39] Italian DNA
[05:48] Sustainable Fashion
[10:35] Tod’s sensibility
[17:05] Fashion Future
[25:46] Italy Inspirations
[28:21] 21st century Italian chic