Timeless craftsmanship with contemporary influences | Inquirer Lifestyle

Timeless craftsmanship with contemporary influences

The Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Tod’s No_Code capsule collection for men and women combines Tod’s heritage of Italian shoe making with the cutting-edge vision of London magazine editor Jefferson Hack.

 

There are five styles for men and four for women based on the Oxford shoe, desert boot, Chelsea boot and buckle-strap monk shoe. All are constructed using quality leather and soft suede in a range of eclectic seasonal colors and patterns. The unique and innovative rubber soles feature a distinctive white line of inserted “micro” that makes them extremely light and functional.

 

The Autumn/Winter 2013-’14 collection is called “Color Theory” and sees the collaboration with LA-based photographer and artist Sam Falls to express the energy and spirit that characterizes No_Code. The ethos of Tod’s No_Code is to combine timelessness and extraordinary craftsmanship with influences from the worlds of contemporary music, art and cinema.

 

“For this season’s imagery, artist Sam Falls has used a technique that combines the analogue with the digital—painting over photographs and manipulating natural processes in post-production. This synergy between the old and the new is an analogy of what I do with Tod’s No_Code: working with the heritage and ‘Made in Italy’ that Tod’s stands for and taking it into the 21st century with my approach to creativity and storytelling,” said Jefferson Hack.

 

In Tod’s No_Code, the brand’s heritage values—the fine quality, attention to detail and authenticity that is the essence of “Made in Italy”—become perfectly allied to a modern, refined and versatile style. Throughout the season, the Tod’s No_Code dedicated microsite (www.todsnocode.com) will release exclusive campaign-related material and showcase special digital initiatives.

 

In the Philippines, Tod’s is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) and is available at the boutiques located in Greenbelt 4, Ayala Center Makati and Rustan’s Tower, Shangri-La Plaza Mall.