There was the distinct impression that the designers at Tod’s, the luxury footwear label, have been paying attention to recent trends in footwear. At the company’s spring presentation, which was held at an opulent 1930s mansion that is now a museum, a display of loafers came with surprisingly colorful soles, including versions in yellow, burnt orange and green, reflecting a recent trend in men’s shoes.
Other options included desert boots in pastel suede and the flat streamlined slippers favored by Italian editors over the last year. (While the popular look around the shoes has been a leopard print slipper, also worn by men, the Tod’s version was shown with cabana stripes.) The company also has a new collection that it is describing as couture, which includes some wild takes on its signature driving shoes and handbags, now covered in more beaded rocks than pebbles.
In another room was the final collection designed by Derek Lam for Tod’s…
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