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Tod's Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Tod's Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear Collection | Costume Design | Scoop.it

Tod's, the crown jewel in Diego Della Valle's fashion empire, has long had a ready-to-wear component. Back when the American Derek Lam was designing it, the clothes were a small part of the brand's seasonal presentation. But with Alessandra Facchinetti at the helm as creative director since February, the label's ambitions are bigger. A familiar name from her days as a designer at Valentino and Gucci, Facchinetti staged her first show for Tod's this afternoon, and it was an impressive outing.

"Well, that was the best show we saw all day," a nearby editor said. Indeed it was, not only because of Facchinetti's playful riffs on the house's famous pebble-soled gommino loafer (the extra-long fringe was a fun touch), but also because of the clothes, which had a quotidian sex appeal that will really speak to women. Take, for example, the humble shirtdress, which she finessed the hell out of. In brick red cotton laser-cut in an eyelet pattern, it wasn't actually humble at all, but it retained its everydayness, which is key. Meanwhile, we'd bet that any number of high-profile types in the crowd would've happily exchanged what they were wearing for the double-breasted pantsuits that trotted down the runway. Be honest, ladies, how many other Milan shows can you say that about? [...]


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Threadflip Brings Its Fashion Marketplace To iPad | TechCrunch

Threadflip Brings Its Fashion Marketplace To iPad | TechCrunch | Costume Design | Scoop.it
Online and mobile marketplace Threadflip, which lets you clean out your closet and shop those from others, is today publicly debuting its updated mobile appli..
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Fashion Museums Are à La Mode - New York Times

Fashion Museums Are à La Mode - New York Times | Costume Design | Scoop.it
New York Times Fashion Museums Are à La Mode New York Times Up in what had been Madame Borély's quarters, a new fashion study gallery displayed 20 pieces from the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Madeleine Vionnet and Issey Miyake in its first exhibition,...
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