Tod’s Group has appointed Matteo Tamburini as its new creative director, according to a Friday press release sent to Fashion Dive.
Tamburini will design both womenswear and menswear collections for the brand and is expected to present his first women’s collection at Milan Fashion Week’s fall-winter 2024 shows in February, according to the release.
"Matteo Tamburini is a talented creative,” Diego Della Valle, Tod's Group president and CEO, said in the release. “His modern vision of high quality and Italian lifestyle will definitely bring an added value to our brand. Tamburini will develop a creative team of highly skilled people with an in-depth understanding of the luxury world.”
Before joining Tod’s, Tamburini was with Bottega Veneta. He joined the Italian luxury house in 2017 and was most recently its head of ready-to-wear, per the designer’s LinkedIn page. He has also designed for Emilio Pucci, Schiaparelli and Rochas, the latter of which announced Monday that Alessandro Vigilante would be its new creative director, according to WWD.
"I am honoured and excited to join the Tod's family and become part of a brand that is so closely tied to my origins and memories,” Tamburini said in the release. “I identify myself with the brand's values and the continuous pursuit of high quality and style it has undertaken until now, and I look forward to contributing with my expertise.”
In July, Tod’s announced that Walter Chiapponi would be leaving his role as Tod’s creative director, a job he held since 2019. Chiapponi was the first creative director to oversee the full Tod’s line, including the menswear, womenswear, shoes and handbags. He subsequently ended up at Blumarine, WWD reported earlier this month, and is also expected to show his first collection for the brand in February in Milan.
The Tod’s Group, which also owns Roger Vivier, Hogan and Fay, reported a sales increase of 14.3% across all brands and a 12% boost for Tod’s in the nine months ended in September.