Tod’s Circus rolls into Dubai's Level Shoes

December 6 sees the UAE launch of the exclusive collaboration between the Italian shoe label and Anna Della Russo

Described by photographer Helmut Newton as being a "fashion maniac:, Anna Della Russo - editor at large of Vogue Japan - is as famous for her theatrical style as she is for her publishing career. Seen at every fashion show, decked out in wonderfully outrageous outfits, Della Russo is known for not taking fashion seriously, and always maintaining a sense of fun, regardless of the weather.

So, in keeping with her view of life, when Tod's and Della Russo decided to collaborate on a collection, naturally, the theme she picked was the circus, a narrative around which the storied Italian leather house has created a charming and quirky line.


Featuring bags adorned with cartoon faces, and purses made in the shape of elephant heads, this limited-edition collection is fashion at its joy-filled best. Classic Tod’s Gommino loafers have been reimagined with circus checks in red or black, and laughing clown faces, while an iPhone case gets a lipstick and eyelash makeover.


There is a handbag that comes complete with elephant ears, and even sneakers that wink back at you.

First unveiled in Tokyo in November, with a lavish party and a video starring model Barbara Palvin, Circus has now arrived to our shores, with the grand opening at Level Shoes in The Dubai Mall on December 6.

For those who believe that fashion is meant to be about spreading laughter and happiness, this is exactly the collection for you.


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