Tod’s has signed on the Japanese designer Maiko Kurogouchi to work for T Factory, a project launched in September 2018 to temporarily hire designers who can help the company provide more collections throughout the year. Tod’s previously worked with the designers Alessandro Dell’Acqua and Alber Elbaz. Kurogouchi designs her own brand, Mame Kurogouchi, which she founded in 2010 in Japan. The collection she will design for Tod’s will be available in Japan and some selected Tod’s stores worldwide from March.