Chiapponi has led the creative team since 2019 and will end his run at the brand with the Spring Summer 2024 women’s collection on September 22, during the Milan Women’s Fashion Week.

He said: “Dedication, love and energy. This is how I would like to thank and greet Tod’s, starting from a truly special style team, that supported my vision for four years and that contributed to this beautiful journey with delicacy, attention, passion and trust.

“An extraordinary experience, both personally and creatively, made of courage and temper, evolution and support, especially in the most delicate moments in life. Most of all, I thank Diego and Andrea Della Valle who believed in me. Thank you for the courage, humanity and freedom you have given me to express the best version of myself through Tod’s in these years.”

Diego Della Valle, Chairman and CEO of the Tod’s Group, said: “We thank Walter for the journey we have walked together, for his creativity and for the commitment we have shared together.

“Like Walter, we too will remember this experience in the best possible way. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the people in the style office who work with great skill and commitment to the brand and company, enabling us to obtain excellent results.”

Tod’s will reportedly announce its new creative direction within the new few months.