New designer at Tod’s, Alessandra Facchinetti signs for next season a soft and graphic collection, tender and pop. His feats of arms, Alessandra Facchinetti can boast of having done them at Prada, alongside Muccia, before sharpening his silhouette at Gucci or Valentino. But at Tod’s, Alessandra Facchinetti seems to have found the natural harmony essential to the perfect union of a designer and a house. Between the two, something unspeakable, inaudible, in short, a coherence. It brings to traditional Italian know-how all the interest and fascination it brings to new technologies in fashion. The result ? A wildly trendy ready-to-wear line, graphic and refined, yet poetic. On pop pantsuits or perfectly draped jackets, floral prints and strong colors deliver a certain very Italian sophistication. Also among the parade pieces, the brand new Cape Bag. A future icon? Certainly. Its combo of pastel colors melting on a supple and ethereal leather leaves you dreaming. Made using the laser-cut technique from which only Tod’s can extract this luminous touch of simple elegance, the Cape Bag balances between feminine sophistication and a unisex approach.
It is true, judging by the words of Alessandra Facchinetti: “with Tod’s, there is always something comfortable in rooms”; something related to sportswear nonchalance perhaps. The discreet charm of the collection is based on great classics, of course, but the leatherwork orchestrated by its artistic director contrasts the idea and, it is under the lens of Michelangelo De Battista that it takes on all its meaning. The faded blue eyes, a tousled short bob: Sam Rollinson embodies this Tod’s woman; a mix of strength, femininity, nonchalance and natural ease to achieve everything easily that befits perfectly with the bittersweet spirit of next season. Also featured, the Cape Bag and its unparalleled photogeny when, in the luminous blur of Michelangelo De Battista, graphic lines and colors complete the sublime of a very successful collection.