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Now into its third installation, Tod’s T Factory project invites emerging designers to collaborate with Italian luxury brand Tod’s via limited or capsule collaborations.

The latest talent to join its fold after Alessandro Dell’Acqua (2018) and Alber Elbaz (2019), is Japanese womenswear designer Maiko Kurogouchi behind the label Mame Kurogouchi, whose design philosophy is to make daily life easier and more beautiful, for herself and her customers.

Designer Maiko Kurogouchi (Image: Tod’s)

The T Factory and Mame Kurogouchi capsule collection features a selection of dresses, outerwear, shoes and bags that ideally fit into a holdall with everything you need for a week’s or a day’s worth of travel, whether its work or pleasure.

The colour palette is simple; everything is in black, navy and tan, based on the concept of modularity, in this case, building up a basic wardrobe with elegant basics.

But what’s really special about this collaboration is the attention to details and exquisite craftsmanship, from the leather tape used for bonding, to the leather embroidery that echoes the traditional kogin zashi quilting, from silks to supple leathers.

In a nutshell, the perfect marriage between Italian craftsmanship and Japanese artistry.

The collection is now available online.

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