A unique collaboration for a good cause and a special shooting by Hans Neumann.
The “Love” slip-on shoes feature a men’s brogue detail with a Morse code trim that reads love. Made in Italy, the style is available in smooth calf and metal textured leather. “Love” features handcrafted woven rope trim and rubber outsole with embossed pebbles.
The funds raised from the sale of the TOD’S shoe will go to helping children learn, stay healthy and be protected from harm. The campaign features images with Lindsey Adelman, Lauren Hutton, Dakota Fanning, Miroslava Duma, and Doritt Morley.
“In my first collections I was working with stripes, and then I was getting attracted to dots. In a very primal way, and realized that when I put together it was morse code. Called a mentor of mine and ask what word should I spell in morse code and she said only one for you, love. We did it in beading and embroidery,” explained Gabriela Hearst.
“ 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.
20% of all proceeds will support Save the Children’s breakthrough goals for 2020: Survive, Learn, and Be Protected. The mission is to provide boys and girls around the world with a healthy start, an opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. Mission support gives Save the Children the flexibility to apply the donation to help children wherever and whenever the need is greatest.
Gabriela Hearst launched her first collection in February 2015 drawing inspiration from the designer’s equestrian roots in Uruguay. Gabriela is a US womenswear nominee for the 2016 International Woolmark Prize.
“The collaboration is a project out of desire and love so it only felt natural that we give back,” Hearst explained, “Save the Children is an organization that TOD’S and I feel close to and it is an exceptional organization that promotes advocacy and global programs.”