brand or profession: tod’s creative director
attended course: fashion design · three year course · undergraduate
school: Milano Fashion School
Born in Bergamo 1972, Alessandra Facchinetti studied art, sculpture and architecture, before dedicating herself to fashion, graduating at Istituto Marangoni Milano.
Her versatile aesthetic and international background led her to seek different experiences in some of the most prestigious fashion houses, including the Prada Group, where she made her debut in 1994 as a designer and co-ordinator for the brand MiuMiu; Gucci, where she started working in 2000 as Design Director of women’s prêt-à-porter; Moncler, for which she launched Gamme Rouge in 2006; the house of Valentino, who called her in 2008 to develop prêt-à-porter and Haute Couture; and finally the launch, in 2010, of her first personal project, ‘Uniqueness’, which is an experiment in ‘seasonless’ fashion, exclusively online.