The Tod’s x 8 Moncler Palm Angels project is part of Tod’s-FACTORY, a creative laboratory where established and emerging designers are invited to offer a new point of view on the Tod’s DNA. As part of Moncler Genius, Tod’s teams up with Palm Angels, choosing to collaborate with Francesco Ragazzi, the brand’s creative director.
This partnership translates the message of lifestyle and the great quality of Italian craftsmanship into the contemporary language of new generations who love to celebrate the active spirit of American sports. The creative energy and roots in Palm Angels and its love for American Pop culture transform two timeless Tod’s icons for Moncler Genius, the Gommino and the W.G., two must-haves for Winter 2022.
“Tod’s iconic design was my starting point when I began this project. I have great admiration for what the brand stands for: the values it expresses are linked to our culture of beauty, which is what distinguishes us internationally and that is recognised by everyone,” says Francesco Ragazzi.
The collaboration is inspired by the world of American sport and the iconic Gommino mixes Pop elements with Italian taste and craftsmanship, for which Tod’s is globally recognized. In the same spirit, elements of mountain sportswear are reworked for the sophisticated W.G., a new version of the iconic Winter Gommino, which now has the details of a snow boot and the volume of a mountaineering boot. This iconography is combined with craftsmanship, the preciousness of the materials and the technological innovation of an Italian quality boot.