From football to fashion, Andrea Della Valle has many passions. Just don't ask him to chose his favourite, writes Abid Rahman.Friday, 14 September, 2012, 12:11am
It may be a luxury leather goods company steeped in traditional craftsmanship and family values, but that doesn’t mean Tod’s can’t have fun.20 May 2013 - 10:08am
'It's about creating rare and unique designs that make you dream,' says Bruno Frisoni, creative director at Roger Vivier. 'My job is to deliver dreams - so even if you come to Vivier looking for a ballerina shoe with a buckle, it's going to be your dream pair. People come here for exclusivity, to feel good.'6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Resurrection is in, with many major fashion houses reviving their archives in recent years. At the same time, the revamp is being extended to historical structures as luxury brands fund various renovations. Among the latest is Tod's Group, which is sponsoring a major overhaul of the Colosseum in Rome, one of the world's most famous ancient sites.27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Tod's product showcase cocktail
Where: Pacific Place
When: March 31
What: More than 100 fashion lovers and socialites attended a cocktail party where the luxury brand showcased its iconic D Bags. An artisan showed guests how the bags were made.8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Anniversary blowout at Le Sportsac
To celebrate its 35th anniversary, Le Sportsac is offering a range of promotions until May 9. Bring in your old Le Sportsac styles and get a 20 per cent discount on classic collections and a 30 per cent discount on the new 35th anniversary collection. At all Le Sportsac boutiques.
Serenity Fair's exclusive trunk show22 Apr 2009 - 12:00am
Choo rode a 1980s glam rock/punk vibe with lots of studs and crystals, especially on the bags. The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament symbol is a recurring feature on bags while shoes include pink leopard print - very Fiorucci - and over-the-knee boots that Gwyneth Paltrow is already wearing.
VERSUS29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
One can hardly mention Milan without thinking of some of the biggest names in fashion. Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Ferre, Armani and Cavalli have all graced the Italian runway with their creations and the city has the distinction of being one of the top fashion hubs in the world.2 Jun 2008 - 12:00am
Italian label Tod's has launched its first collection designed by new creative director and winner of this year's Council of Fashion Designers of America accessory designer of the year award Derek Lam. In true Lam style, the autumn/winter accessories line shines with urban, utilitarian pieces.1 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Who started it?
Born in Paris in 1907, Roger Vivier was orphaned at the age of nine and brought up by his aunt. When he was 17 he attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts to study sculpture until family friends asked him to sketch a few shoe designs.16 May 2007 - 12:00am
The new Benji collection from Italian label Tod's has sparked a fashion frenzy among style queens. The bags come in several styles and in materials such as calf leather and python skin. They also feature flap closures with metal fasteners. Some of the larger models have colour stitching, while all the roomy totes feature extra pockets and internal compartments.4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
'My days are never the same; every two minutes they change. However, early in the morning I am just mummy to my two girls, Nine [pronounced Neen], who is 11, and Violette, who is five. They both go to the same school nearby and I do the school run. They only ever seem to have five minutes to dress, then the dog barks, the cat miaows and the maid wants money.25 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
Book bag From blonde ambition to brooding goth, Like A Prayer to the Kabbalah, Ingrid Casares to her latest incarnation as wife and mother, Madonna has a habit of pulling surprises out of her hat... and bag. At the Paris launch of her new children's book The English Roses, Madonna made headlines holding Tod's latest must-have, the Micro Bamboo bag.5 Oct 2003 - 12:00am