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Tod’s Announces That Walter Chiapponi Is Stepping Down As Creative Director

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Tod’s Announces That Walter Chiapponi Is Stepping Down As Creative Director


Tod’s Closes one chapter and starts another as Walter Chiapponi walks away 

By mutual agreement, Tod’s S.p.A has announced that Walter Chiapponi is stepping down as Creative Director of Tod’s men’s and women’s collections. Walter Chiapponi, who has led the creative team since 2019 will present his last Tod’s Spring Summer 2024 women’s Collection on 22 September 2023, during Milan women’s fashion week.

New Beginnings

While this news is undoubtedly sad, we should also remember that this is not the end for Tod’s and the brand will be able to start a new chapter in its history now with a brand new design language to go with it. Who knows, maybe we will like the new design language just as much as the current one.Tod’s

What Walter Said

Walter Chiappori declared, “Dedication, love and energy. This is how I would like to thank and greet Tod’s, starting from a truly special style team, that supported my vision for 4 years and that contributed to this beautiful journey with delicacy, attention, passion and trust. An extraordinary experience, both personally and creatively, made of courage and temper, evolution and support, especially in the most delicate moments in life.”

“Most of all, I thank Diego and Andrea Della Valle who believed in me. Thank you for the courage, humanity and freedom you have given me to express the best version of myself through Tod’s in these years,” he added.

A Heartfelt Goodbye

Diego Della Valle, Chairman and CEO of the Tod’s Group, said: “We thank Walter for the journey we have walked together, for his creativity and for the commitment we have shared together.” Tod’s

He concluded with, “Like Walter, we too will remember this experience in the best possible way. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the people in the style office who work with great skill and commitment to the brand and company, enabling us to obtain excellent results.”

The new creative direction will be announced in the coming months, so be sure to check out the Official Tod’s Website to stay up to date.


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