Tod's Academy

Tod's Academy is a laboratory of ideas located in the Brand's headquarter in the Marche region in Italy.

Conceived as a place for doing and thinking, artisans accompany and support students, imparting knowledge and techniques to develop their ideas and skills.

The project

Facing the future in a responsible way is the main objective of Tod’s Re-Generation. The students present their work showing how moving forward bravely can be both possible and sustainable.

Ethics, design and creativity are blended together in a reinterpretation of Tod’s brand codes, with a focus on the creative process that led to the collection proposals.

Watch the students' Tod's Academy Experience.

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Students have the opportunity to present their projects to Mentors from the fashion industry.

International editors, journalists and fashion experts give support, suggestions and their personal points of view on the students' works.

  • Editor in Chief of InStyle magazine

    Laura Brown

    Australian-born journalist, Laura Brown is known for her down-to-earth perspective and sense of humor. She embraced social media and the power of video to engage audiences. Prior to InStyle she was features, special projects and executive director of Harper’s Bazaar US where she worked for 11 years.

  • Sustainability Editor at Vogue US

    Tonne Goodman

    Native New Yorker, Tonne Goodman began her career in fashion as a model but quickly decided to explore other areas of the industry. She joined Anna Wintour at V​ogue US ​in 1999, and served as the magazine’s fashion director for nearly twenty years, responsible for innumerable eye-catching covers and editorials.

  • Editor in Chief and Publisher of Fantastic Man

    Gert Jonkers

    Gert Jonkers has been writing about people, music, art and fashion since 1992, for his own publications and for daily newspapers such as New York Times and De Volkskrant. He is co-founder and editor-in-chief of men’s style magazine Fantastic Man, co-founder and contributing editor of BUTT, The Gentlewoman and The Happy Reader.

  • Style Director at The World of Interiors and Contributing Editor at British Vogue

    Gianluca Longo

    ​Gianluca Longo has had an innate interest in fashion and interiors since childhood. His 20-year long career in magazines has exposed him to the best of fashion and design and he has worked with some of the best photographers and luxury brands in the industry. He styles the magazines' fashion pages and writes about design and lifestyle.

  • Editor in Chief Vanity Fair Italy and European editorial director Vanity Fair​

    Simone Marchetti

    An influential and eclectic observer of fashion, lifestyle and current affairs and the instigator of a number of new cross-media projects, Simone Marchetti is one of the most active advocates of digital evolution in international journalism. He is currently Vanity Fair European Editorial Director and Italia Editor in Chief.

  • Head of Special Projects Vogue Italia and International Brand Ambassador Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana

    Sara Sozzani Maino

    A regular attendee at up-and-coming international designers spotting events, Sara Sozzani Maino serves as a judge in several fashion competitions and awards. She founded in 2009 Vogue Talents, Vogue Italia's platform to support new generation of designers, and since 2018 she joined CNMI as International Brand Ambassador.