By Pema Bakshi

TOD’s Unveils Exclusive Collection in Collaboration With the 2024 Venice Biennale

Inspired by the 'floating' city, new colourways celebrate a hub of craftsmanship and culture.
TOD'S biennale
Image courtesy of TOD’S

Venice may not usually be a stop of the usual fashion month circuit, but it’s become a hot ticket for being home to one of the most prestigious cultural events of the year: the Venice Biennale. Encompassing a range of art forms, including visual arts, architecture, cinema, dance, music, and theatre, the festival showcases a melting pot of talent, all masters of their craft.

This year, as part of an enduring commitment to its Italian roots, TOD’s has partnered with Italia Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2024 for the installation of “Due qui / To Hear,” featuring curator Luca Cerizza and artist Massimo Bartolini. This initiative aims to further amplify and protect local art and cultural heritage in Italy, an irreplaceable resource recognised worldwide.

Better yet, in celebration of this partnership, TOD’s has launched a limited-edition collection dedicated to Biennale: the iconic ‘Gommino’ loafers and the ‘T Timeless’ shopping bag, introduced during the pre-opening days of the Biennale Arte 2024.

With an emphatic and refined style, hand-stitched Gommino shoes in both men’s and women’s versions, as well as the T Timeless shopping bag, constructed with overlapping panels of plush leather, lined in suede calf and closed with double handles, offer us the famed craftsmanship that the leather goods house is built on. As a tribute to the city of Venice, two new colours have been selected for both models: Tiziano red and a deep blue that evokes the colours of the lagoon.

TOD's biennale limited edition
TOD’S Limited Edition ‘Gommino’ Loafers
TOD’S ‘T Timeless’ Bag

To mark this partnership, Tod’s will host an event in Venice during the pre-opening days of the 60th International Art Exhibition to celebrate Italian craftsmanship.

Explore behind-the-scenes photos below of the exhibition and the making of the limited edition collection.

Image courtesy of TOD’S
TOD'S biennale
Image courtesy of TOD’S

This story originally appeared on GRAZIA International.