Walter Chiapponi has been appointed the new creative director of fashion brand Tod’s.The designer was announced as the new head of women’s and men’s collections for the Italian label, which is known for its luxury shoes and leather goods. Chiapponi wi…
Walter Chiapponi has been appointed the new creative director of fashion brand Tod’s.
The designer was announced as the new head of women’s and men’s collections for the Italian label, which is known for its luxury shoes and leather goods.
Chiapponi will soon begin work on the fall/winter 2020-21 collection, which will hit stores next year, with Diego Della Valle, president of Tod’s Group, very excited about his new hire.
“Walter Chiapponi is a talented Italian creative who knows and is able to combine Tod’s Italian lifestyle with a touch of modernity, without ever losing sight of the high quality and craftsmanship that represents the brand’s DNA,” he commented. “I welcome him and wish him well in his new role.”
Chiapponi was born in Milan and studied at the European Institute of Design. He launched his fashion career in the late 1990s, and after a period at Givenchy in Paris, returned to Italy in 2007. In his homeland, the designer has worked for major high-end brands including Valentino, Gucci, Miu Miu, and Bottega Veneta.
Of the prestigious gig, Chiapponi shared that he can’t wait to get started.
“It is a great honour to work for this group. Tod’s is a brand that has always represented an excellence in the international panorama of Italian quality and style. Being able to contribute to the development of this Italian lifestyle is, for me, a challenge and a reason to be proud,” he said.
Founded by Filippo Della Valle, Tod’s started out as a shoemaking business in the late 1920s. The Della Valle family continues to run the company, which now has flagship stores across Europe, in the U.S., China, Japan, and Australia.
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Daniel Roseberry has been appointed as the new artistic director of Maison Schiaparelli.The Texas-born designer is to succeed Bertrand Guyon at the helm of the fashion house, which was founded by Elsa Schiaparelli in 1927. Roseberry will oversee all co…
Daniel Roseberry has been appointed as the new artistic director of Maison Schiaparelli.
The Texas-born designer is to succeed Bertrand Guyon at the helm of the fashion house, which was founded by Elsa Schiaparelli in 1927. Roseberry will oversee all collections, projects and the overall image of the brand.
“It is my great honour and my joy to pick up where Madam Schiaparelli left off some 85 years ago. Schiaparelli was a master of the modern; her work reflected the chaos and hope of the turbulent era in which she lived,” he said in a statement. “Today, we find ourselves asking similarly big, identity-shaping questions of our own: What does art look like? What is identity? How do we dress for the end of the world? Schiaparelli answered these questions with candour and humour, but one of her greatest legacies may be her commitment to fantasy, her understanding that we need fantasy in complicated times. I want to offer my own answers to these questions, and offer a fantasy-a dream-that feels relevant, and necessary, for today.”
Roseberry added that he was “privileged” to be able to collaborate with the talented people working in the company’s atelier and wished to carry on the “myth” of the house into the future.
Prior to joining the Paris-based label, the fashion star spent more than a decade working as head of the men’s and women’s collections at Thom Browne.
Diego Della Valle, owner of Maison Schiaparelli, added that he was “delighted” to welcome Roseberry into the fold.
“His modern and innovative creative vision and its multiple talents will allow the house to deploy all of its activities in respect of this unique heritage that has made Schiaparelli a revolutionary brand,” the executive praised.
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