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After he took over the business founded by his grandfather in the 1920s, Diego Della Valle decided to rename it Tod's in 1978. At this point in time, the brand was not as successful as it is today. To reach this successful reputation, the Italian fashion house counted on two elements: its Gommino moccasin and Gianni Agnelli. The first, a re-issue of the "driving shoe" unearthed in a New York flea market is a treasure trove of craftsmanship. Composed of 35 pieces of leather, 133 rubber pebbles and a process requiring no less than one hundred stages, this moccasin is, still today, cut and assembled by hand in the transalpine factories of Tod's. The second, a friend of Diego Della Valle and Chairman of the Fiat Automobile empire, served as the providential man for the brand: during a television interview, he revealed the pathway to the Gommino and brought the spotlight to the brand, whose sales then took off immediately. Worshiped by the anonymous as well as by the celebrities, the Tod's brand creations carry a timeless elegance that is reflected in the fashion house's flagship models, such as the Double T moccasin or the Sella handbag.In 2013, Alessandra Facchinetti succeeded Derek Lam and joined the Tod's brand as head of women's collections. Under her aegis, the brand won over new customers, charmed by the simple and feminine creations of the Italian designer. It is also she who brought the transalpine label to the catwalk for the first time, helping her to make a nice place in the calendar of Milan Fashion Week. Since her departure in May 2016, Tod's brand has not yet named a replacement, preferring to leave the field free to the design studio.Since the Italian house Tod's has not appointed a replacement after the departure of Alessandra Facchinetti, it nevertheless remains a big name for Milan fashion week. And this season, the transalpine brand has once again honoured its reputation by sending creations to the catwalk that reflect the full extent of its expertise. Heeled boots or lace-up boots compliment outfits with 100% leather, otherwise accompanied by the famous Gommino moccasins of the brand. Tassels or decorated with the emblematic buckle of the Double T model, these iconic shoes have additional details: suede or quilted, presented in neutral or pop colours. Never change a winning team.