Alessandra Facchinetti has stepped down as Creative Director for Tod's. The Italian fashion designer, who had previously worked at Gucci and Valentino, had been at the brand for three years.
"I would like to thank Alessandra for her contribution to Tod's," Diego Della Valle, Chairman and CEO of the Group, said. "We wanted to develop the Italian Style as well as a strong point of view in fashion, presenting a show not to be missed in Milan and we have reached these objectives. I have given much consideration to this decision; we came to this conclusion after a thoughtful conversation and I wish Alessandra all the best for her future endeavours."
"I will now focus on other projects that I have put aside in order to be able to achieve Tod's strategies," added Alessandra Facchinetti. "It has been an honour to work with this extraordinary family company which puts quality, craftsmanship and excellency at the centre of its business and I am grateful to Tod's and especially to Diego and Andrea Della Valle, who have given me outstanding support and who will remain dear friends."
Facchinetti's replacement will be announced in due course.
Via Harper's Bazaar UK