And so Milan fashion week starts off with a bang: Diego Della Valle, chairman of Tod’s, has announced he has a new creative director for his brand – Alessandra Facchinetti. She will be responsible for all the womenswear products, from shoes and bags to apparel, as well as the ad campaigns, and, perhaps most importantly, being the female “face” of the brand. She may also launch the brand into homewares.
Homewares? A female face? Wow! It’s a new stage. “Why not?” asked Mr Della Valle. “It’s part of lifestyle.” Read more