MILAN, Italy — At Tod's, Alessandra Facchinetti was also in an irreverent mood. There was an insouciant ease to her mannish girls in leather pants and roomy parkas, accessorised with all sorts of dangling charms. Nothing, of course, was as it seemed. The collection was essentially made of leather, so the plaids and geometries were rendered in painstaking intarsia. It was all very virtuoso and worked smoothly, but some of the pieces had a stiffness that could have been eliminated with stronger editing. As a sidenote, the Vanessa Beecroft performance which opened the show — the usual platoon of girls, with an artisan stitching leather onto them — was a joy to behold and quite emotional.
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