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Tod’s Creative Director Walter Chiapponi to Step Down

The facade of the Tod's store on Bond Street, London.
Creative director Walter Chiapponi is leaving Tod's “by mutual agreement” after four years. (Shutterstock)

Italian luxury fashion group Tod’s said on Wednesday that creative director Walter Chiapponi was leaving the company “by mutual agreement” after four years.

Chiapponi will present his last Tod’s Spring Summer 2024 women’s collection in September at the Milan Fashion Week, the group said in a statement.

Tod’s did not name a replacement but said that a “new creative direction” would be announced in the coming months.

The designer’s departure was first reported by Women’s Wear Daily on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources.

“We thank Walter for the journey we have walked together, for his creativity and for the commitment we have shared together,” said Diego Della Valle, Tod’s Chairman and Chief Executive, in the statement.

In addition to the eponymous brand famous for its Gommino loafers, Tod’s also owns the Fay and Hogan labels, as well as the high-end shoemaker Roger Vivier.

Reporting by Elisa Anzolin; Editing by Keith Weir

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