Beginning with signature leather, Alessandro Facchinetti opened Tod’s AW 15 show with a flawless, nude-blush trench coat.
Alessandro brought a mix of fabrics to the collection, with the use of suede, felts, chiffon, fur and various plastic-like detail in areas such as stitching; this collection is all about attention to detail.
Her influence came from the 18th century gilded environment, and the modernity of her contemporary, cosmopolitan clean lines.
The quirky, neutral colour trend was beautifully accompanied by bright, bold lips in deep purples and reds. The range of colours used all have a vintage twang to them, keeping them warm and suited, stereotypically, to the autumn/winter season.
The colours have skilfully been kept as block colours within the basic, yet effective, shape patterns on each garment. The definition of the colours contrasts with the impeccable, elegant decor of the room’s surroundings. Gold chairs filled the floor of the high ceiling rooms of the Palazzo Litta, the gold detail on the walls and the chandeliers that were gracefully hung were subtle, but beautiful, focussing all eyes onto the collection.
Not only did Tod’s open with a statement leather piece, but the trademark material continued during the course of the entire show in the bag and shoe collection. The shoes donned chunky soles and barley there soles – fantastically, the detail on those which lacked soles looked somewhat in relation to a pair from the red indian times, in complete contradiction, the chunkier soled shoes were much more modern.
Box-fit clothing appeared throughout the show, with box-shaped cropped felt and leather jackets paired with various cigarette trousers; complimenting both the squared shoulders and straight trousers. Each skirt and dress was A-line shape, loosely fitting around their legs, carrying on the box shape trend. A majority of the outfits were finished off with a belt, pulling in the femininity in the boyfriend shaped clothing.
Overall the show held a gorgeous collection of solid autumn/winter apparel, from skirts to trousers and dresses to long coats; each garment holding the quality of street style, meaning that more ‘normal’ people will easily be able to wear them on a regular basis.