Milan Fashion Week Coverage: Tod’s Fall 2014 Collection

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There are a few familiar fashion names taking up new positions in the industry, making Fall/Winter 2014 an exciting affair to witness. Among these buzzed-about figures is one Alessandra Facchinetti, whose recent appointment to the helm of Tod’s created quite a stir among the Italian luxury brand’s faithful (and global) network of followers. With one season under her belt, Facchinetti has demonstrated an incredible talent for folding in the heritage signatures of the brand while adding a directional, modern twist.

Tod’s fall looks are sufficiently to-die-for.

For Fall/Winter 2014, she extracts the essence of Tod’s (uber-luxurious leatherworking) and injects it into a presentation of glossy outerwear, blush suiting, and minimalist moto jackets. Alongside her powerful leather looks, Facchinetti creates a series of artistic silk separates that boast a variety of blown-up checker patterns, harlequin prints, and abstract geometry. Tod’s fall looks are sufficiently to-die-for, but Facchinetti ratchets up the cool factor even more with perforated, zippered, and bib pocket details. For all of the heavy materials in the collection, the looks were rendered with an airiness due to a palette that peppered powder blue amid luxe neutrals, and a silhouette that was loose and motile. Each look was striking, balanced, and fantastically stylish. Facchinetti is a young woman who reached the helm of an internationally-renowned Italian luxury goods brand (without the aid of nepotism), and this collection proves why she is exactly the right person for the job.

Photos: Courtesy of GoRunway

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