Tod’s second runway show was again held in the sophisticated Italian setting of Milan’s contemporary art museum PAC. It was an arty foil for creative director Alessandra Facchinetti’s luxurious interpretations of leather — the house’s core business.
Models zigzagged through works by Lucio Fontana, Giovanni Boldini and Giò Ponti wearing constructed garments that looked comfortable yet luxurious. Case in point: the roomy lacquered leather jackets topped with long mink scarves.
Breaking up a lineup of solid colors (burgundy, lavender, deep blue) were geometric patterns, lozenge shapes and macro-checks on pieces done in leather, wool, silk and mink. The bouffant shape of skirts with uneven hems was accentuated with pleats.
Facchinetti made good use of Tod’s expertise in handbags and footwear, showing bowling bags with double pockets, padding and retro zips; a shopping bag with saddle lines, and ballerina shoes lit up by metallic tongues reminiscent of bedroom slippers.