Yes, it’s that time of the year – the first half of 2016 has gone by in the seeming blink of an eye, and the second half has crept up on us, ever so sneakily. The fashion savvy will soon bid sporty summer looks goodbye, in favor of the season’s latest Autumn-Winter frocks. As can be expected from the renowned Italian purveyor of fine fashion, TOD’S puts forth a collection loaded with style and sensibility, flair and foolproof finery; a collection which is both retro and refined, brimming over with impeccable taste and eye-catching creativity.
This Autumn-Winter, TODS pays homage to 70s retro fun, without the frump. Retro is revisited in sleek and savvy, elegant and edgy, clean lines. Both women’s and men’s fashion employ a lot of fringe-work and tassels, add-on accessories and accents, and heavy detailing. Stitch work is prominent, as are patchwork techniques, in many of the pieces. The end result is an edgier look and feel that is a slight take-off from TOD’s more traditional, classic aesthetic.
Graphic patterns and prints, especially the iconic gipsy tartan, shows up heavily throughout the women’s clothing line, especially on jackets, trenches, and mini kilts. Meanwhile, the men’s collection utilizes a lot of vintage-looking (a result of wax having been hand-brushed into the material) leather in its elements.
The ever-popular ladies’ Wave Bag remains strong in its third season, with the addition of the Double T Bag, while the key piece in the men’s group is the Envelope Bag. The spotlight for footwear is on various
heights of boots, Oxfords, brogues, updated moccasins, and trainers this Autumn-Winter, with the Double-T buckle finding its way onto many styles. Step out into the season in suave sartorial style – TOD’s style!
TOD’S is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by Stores Specialist, Inc., and is located at Greenbelt 4 and Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza.
By ANGIE DUARTE