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Alessandra Facchinetti

Outgoing Creative Director of Women's Collections, Tod's

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Biography

Born 2 June 1972 in Bergamo, Italy, Facchinetti is an Italian fashion designer. Called “Italy’s most underrated young woman designer” by fashion journalist Sarah Mower , after a few high-profile false starts at Valentino and Gucci, she was appointed creative director of women’s ready-to-wear at Italian brand Tod’s, a brand that has been known more for shoes than apparel, in 2013. However, Facchinetti and Tod's severed ties in May 2016, when the brand announced that Facchinetti would leave the company after three years in her position. Facchinetti said in a company statement she would "focus on other projects ... put aside in order to be able to achieve Tod's strategies."

The daughter of Roby Facchinetti, a member of famous Italian pop group Pooh, she graduated from Istituto Marangoni in Milan and worked at Prada Group for seven years, mainly designing for Miu Miu , Prada’s sister line. She then worked for Tom Ford at Gucci for four years, and was tapped as his successor but left in 18 months due to difficulties with company politics.

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 Gucci. She was dismissed from Valentino in 2008 despite early praise, allegedly because she did not draw enough on Valentino's archives.

Career

Tod's

Tod's

Creative Director of Women's Collections

2013 - Present

Sant'Elpidio a Mare, Italy

Education

Istituto Marangoni

Istituto Marangoni

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Born
2 June 1972
Nationality

Italy

Location
Italy

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