WALTER CHIAPPONI NEW CREATIVE DIRECTOR TOD’S November 2, 2019 Fashion 23 Tod’s Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Walter Chiapponi as Creative Director of the women’s and men’s collections of the brand, starting from the Autumn-Winter 2020/21 collection, in store from next Autumn. Diego Della Valle, President of Tod’s Group, states: “Walter Chiapponi is a talented Italian creative who knows and is able to combine Tod’s Italian lifestyle with a touch of modernity, without ever losing sight of the high quality and craftsmanship that represents the brand’s DNA. I welcome him and wish him well in his new role.” Walter Chiapponi declares: “It is a great honor to work for this Group. Tod’s is a brand that has always represented an excellence in the international panorama of Italian quality and style. Being able to contribute to the development of this Italian lifestyle is, for me, a challenge and a reason to be proud.” Walter Chiapponi was born in 1978 in Milan. After studying at the European Institute of Design, he debuted in the fashion world at the end of the 1990s. After a period at Givenchy in Paris, he returned to Italy in 2007, working for brands such as Valentino, Gucci, Miu Miu and Bottega Veneta.