Creative Director Andrea Incontri exits Tod's
Andrea Incontri will no longer look after the creative direction of Tod’s.
The designer took to Instagram to confirm the news, that he would be leaving the Italian label effective the end of June, 2019.
Tod’s has confirmed the news, with Diageo Della Valle, Group Chairman and CEO, saying “I’d like to thank Andrea for the contribution given to Tod’s Men’s Collections over the years”.
According to Incontri, his time at Tod’s was a learning experience. “It’s been an honour for me to be part of this great family. Tod’s has been a school and an important experience in my development. I thank Diego and Andrew Della Valle for the support and enthusiasm they’ve always given me”.
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Giugno 2014 / giugno 2019. Nel 2013 inizia la mia collaborazione sulle collezioni uomo Tod’s. nel giugno 2014 divento direttore creativo uomo. Sono stati anni di insegnamenti, di impegno, di disciplina. Ho costruito un percorso in crescita grazie a tutte le persone meravigliose con cui ho lavorato. Proprio a quest’ultime devo molto perché solo grazie a loro sono riuscito nel mio intento: quello di rispettare i valori di un grande marchio italiano. Grazie a Diego ed Andrea per la possibilità che mi è stata data! June 2014 / June 2019. In 2013 I started my collaboration on the Tod’s menswear collections. in June 2014 I became a creative director for men. They have been years of teaching, commitment, discipline. I built an uphill route thanks to all the wonderful people I worked with. I owe a lot to them because it was thanks to them that I succeeded: to respect the values of a great Italian brand. Thanks to Diego and Andrea for the chance I was given!
The shoes and leather goods company known for its Gommino loafers has struggled of late, with reports that its first quarter of 2019 featured a 4.3-per cent fall in revenue. That said, while market conditions certainly effected the Italian brand – retail sales improved almost ten percent over the same period.
Growth in retail sales has been a key factor over the last couple of years, leading Incontri to produce more frequent collections and collaborations.
As of right now, there is no news on who will be replacing Incontri. Or if the creative director is moving to another fashion house.