Tod's Matteo Tamburini

Tod’s Taps Matteo Tamburini as New Creative Director

Former Bottega Veneta Talent to Unveil Debut Collection at Milan Womenswear Week

Tod’s Group has officially announced the appointment of Matteo Tamburini as the new Creative Director for both its Women’s and Men’s collections. The first collection showcasing Tamburini’s creative leadership will be the Tod’s Autumn-Winter 2024/25 Women’s line, set to be unveiled at the upcoming Milan Fashion Week in February 2024.

Born in 1982 in Urbino, Tamburini has been a notable figure in the fashion industry since the early 2000s. His career includes significant experience with several major luxury brands, most recently at Bottega Veneta where he joined in 2017. Since then he has risen through the ranks within the womenswear studio, contributing significantly under the leadership of Tomas Maier, Daniel Lee, and Matthieu Blazy.

In his new position at Tod’s, Tamburini steps into shoes previously filled by Walter Chiapponi, another Bottega Veneta alum, who departed Tod’s in July to join Blumarine.

Diego Della Valle, President and CEO of Tod’s Group, expressed his confidence in Tamburini, stating, “Matteo Tamburini is a talented creative. His modern vision of high quality and Italian lifestyle will definitely bring an added value to our brand. Tamburini will develop a creative team of highly skilled people with an in-depth understanding of the luxury world.”

On his new role, Matteo Tamburini shared his enthusiasm and alignment with the brand’s ethos,

I am honoured and excited to join the Tod’s family and become part of a brand that is so closely tied to my origins and memories. I identify myself with the brand’s values and the continuous pursuit of high quality and style it has undertaken until now, and I look forward to contributing with my expertise.

– Matteo Tamburini, Tod’s Creative Director

Tamburini, originally from Urbino, a historic walled city in the Marche region, joins Tod’s which is closely tied to his roots, with the brand’s headquarters and factories also located in the same area. This connection to Urbino adds a personal dimension to his role at Tod’s, blending his professional and personal journeys.

Tod’s Group, encompassing the Roger Vivier and Hogan brands in addition to its eponymous label, has seen a robust performance this year. Under the stewardship of the Della Valle family, which also controls Schiaparelli through a private holding, Tod’s Group reported a 14 percent increase in sales, reaching €828 million ($901.8 million) in the first nine months of the year.

This appointment comes amid a season of notable designer changes within the fashion industry. Recent months have seen major debuts, including Gucci’s Sabato de Sarno and Tom Ford’s Peter Hawkings, alongside high-profile departures like Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton, Chloé’s Gabriela Hearst, and Givenchy’s Matthew M. Williams.