Alessandra Facchinetti, after three years, left the role of Head designer from Tod's: a little time, compared to the creative revolution that she made in the historic Italian brand.
A long career in fashion - from graduation to the Marangoni in Milan to Miu Miu, Gucci and Moncler, to be chosen as successor of Valentino in 2007 after his retirement, if only for a year, and as a soul of Pinko Uniqueness in 2011 - culminating with Creative director of women's lines of Tod's.
It was February of 2013 when they chose her for the delicate task: to create from nothing a clothing collection for a brand that until then had focused on accessories. And is from the accessories that Alessandra started: creating It bag like the Cape, the D-cube, the Double T and the Wave, as well as giving new contemporary garments to "rubber", combining the new accessories to a total sophisticated and refined look, always made in Italy.
Alessandra brought splendor and modernity to a brand that has always been symbol of great quality, but it wasn't modern or cosmopolitan. Remaining on the concept of a stylish working woman, she has made a leap into modernity and fashion, making the Tod 's woman feminine and powerful.
After the departure of Alessandra Facchinetti, industry rumors suggest Andrea Incontri, the designer of men's collections of Tod's (since 2014), as the next creative director of women's lines. According to WWD, the brand would be thinking of a new, unique creative direction, guided by the designer.
Dita Von Teese, TOD'S Creative Director Alessandra Facchinetti and actress Kelly Lynch attend a private dinner hosted by VOGUE to celebrate TOD'S appointment of Alessandra Facchinetti. In 2007 she was appointed the creative director at the fashion House of Valentino, on the retirement of Valentino Garavani. Previously she had been a designer at the House of Gucci. | Alessandra Facchinetti, Designer, Fashion, Valentino, Gucci, Italy, Tod's,
Andrea, with a degree in architecture, pursuing a continuous experimental and innovative research combined with a minimal taste. He debuted in 2009 with its own brand: Andrea Incontri and it has gained immense popularity after the victory in the accessories category of the prestigious Talent Who's on next sponsored by Vogue Italy.
The innovative concept, experimental and technical - functional, becomes the hallmark of the whole philosophy of the brand, translating it into leather accessories, footwear and prêt- à - porter for women and men.
The key word is simplicity and it is through this that Andrea guide all his shows in the search for a composed elegance and modern.
We will see if he will also bring great revolutions to Tod's or he will continue on the guidelines left by Alessandra...