Tod’s has teamed up with designer Gabriela Hearst for a chic pair of limited-edition brogues, which they are calling the “Love” shoes. Tod’s has pledged 20 percent of the proceeds from the sales of the shoe to Save the Children. The shoes feature Hearst’s signature morse code trim (her Fall 2016 collection featured beadings and trims that spelled out “Love” in morse code) and Tod’s luxe Italian leather in classic hues like white, navy, black, and silver. “The collaboration is a project out of desire and love so it only felt natural that we give back,” said Hearst. “Save the Children is an organization that Tod’s and I feel close to and it is an exceptional organization that through its advocacy and programming provides children with opportunities to thrive.”
Save the Children works in over 120 countries helping over 185 million children globally with the tools they need to learn and thrive in safer environments. “We are inspired by Gabriela’s shared passion for fashion and philanthropy, which led her to design this special shoe to give a brighter tomorrow to disadvantaged children,” said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children. “We hope the limited edition shoes will become the must-have style for the summer.”
To promote the new shoe, Hans Neuman photographed six women wearing the new brogue, in order of appearance, below: Miroslava Duma, Lindsey Adelman, Zaineb Malick, Dorrit Morley, Gabriela Hearst, and Lauren Hutton. The “Love” shoes retail for $645 and are available in Tod’s stores nationwide starting this month.