Tod’s: Hender Scheme signs the next T Factory capsule

After Alessandro Dell’Acqua in 2018, Alber Elbaz in 2019 and Maiko Kurogouchi, the creator of the Japanese label Mame Kurogouchi, last year, it’s Hender Scheme’s turn to reinterpret Tod’s heritage. Designer Ryo Kashiwazaki, who founded this brand of leather shoes and accessories in 2010, has been chosen by the Italian luxury shoemaker to participate in the fourth episode of T Factory.

Ryo Kashiwazaki, founder and designer of Hender Scheme – Tod’s

This project was launched in 2018 as a kind of creative laboratory where different personalities, between stylists, artists and friends of the house, are invited once a year to create capsule collections translating freely, according to their point of view, the Italian craftsmanship and Tod’s know-how.

With Hender Scheme, the collaboration should prove to be particularly interesting since the two houses are focused on craftsmanship and footwear.

Born in the Tokyo region in 1985, Ryo Kashiwazaki (36) turned to psychology studies, while working in parallel for a shoemaker’s workshop, before launching his genderless brand, known for its shoes made according to artisanal techniques, in raw leathers with vegetable tanning. He was particularly successful with his Hommage collection, which incorporates all the classics of popular culture (Nike Air Force One, Adidas Superstar, etc.) by producing them almost by hand in noble leathers.

Tod’s does not say more about this new collaboration, except that Ryo Kashiwazaki worked on the project under the leadership of the creative director of the Italian brand, Walter Chiapponi, and that the capsule collection will be unveiled during an event during Milan Fashion Week in September and immediately marketed in a selection of Tod’s stores, including its online store, as well as in a few selective multi-brands such as 10 Corso Como in Milan and Seoul and Dover Street Market in Tokyo, Beijing and Singapore.

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