Tod’s Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Collection – Milan Fashion Week
The Tod’s fall/winter 2015-2016 collection had us falling in love with fashion all over again, with its sophisticated lines and chic designs. Alessandra Fachinetti, the creative director of the Italian luxury fashion brand Tod’s, has certainly outdone herself, weaving in the luxury shoes and the leather goods into a 29-outfit long showcasing of some of the loveliest pieces to be made available on the market. There are no extra embellishments, no glitters per se, other than the final piece with its metallic skirt and matching belt cinching the waist of the form fitting nude sweater with the high neck. Between the colors and the prints, the styles and the tailoring, we had little to say that could be construed as negative. It is simply a lovely ready to wear collection that each and every one of us could actually don on a daily basis.
A few things that really caught our attention included the belted stole, that pretty little change in wearing the piece that makes it all the more chic, plus leaves the hands free to get other stuff done. It has been a common piece on the street fashion looks for a little while now and we will certainly be noticing more of it come the colder days at the end of this year. Mind you, we are still waiting for spring to arrive in most places so we are in no hurry to see this appear everywhere just yet. The diamond motif is also quite attractive, a definite delight after being faced with striped for so long. We love geometric shapes by design… they are pleasing to the eye and ease the mind with their orderly fashion for the most part. Having the diamonds is even more satisfying, like seeing the perfect cube except it’s turned to the side. Here, we had the diamond motifs in the embroidered trouser suits, the studded belts and the intarsia knits.
Other details to catch our attention were those shiny shoes, highly buffed and squeaky clean. It’s almost a shame to walk out in them and get them dirty. You’d be cursing every mud splash and grass stain that makes its way on there. Plus, who doesn’t want to feel like they are heading back to school, possibly the best and the worst time of your life, depending on your perspective. Though we doubt we were ever allowed to wear such stylish burgundy loafers to class, particularly in private school. The matching bag and pants also really appeal to us, as we love matching pieces by design even though the matching of the shoe and the bag is believed to be old fashioned these days; while we still opt to do that from time to time, Tod’s suggests a better alternative: matching up the purple suede pair of skinny pants with a tote in the same fabric and color might actually do the trick, appearing in line with all the rest of the pieces of the outfit without throwing us back into the ‘80s, ‘90s and perhaps early 2000s. We have fallen for the Tod’s fall/winter 2015-2016 collection and cannot wait to fill up our drawers with a few of these captivating numbers.
Photos courtesy of Style.com