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Italy's Tod's hires former Gucci designer Facchinetti

Published on Feb 21, 2013 6:32 AM
 
Tod's custom-made corner in a boutique in Paris. Italian luxury goods company Tod's has hired former Gucci and Valentino designer Alessandra Facchinetti as creative director in a move aimed at boosting the brand's appeal. -- FILE PHOTO: TOD'S

MILAN (REUTERS) - Italian luxury goods company Tod's has hired former Gucci and Valentino designer Alessandra Facchinetti as creative director in a move aimed at boosting the brand's appeal.

In a statement on Wednesday, the group known for its pebbled leather shoes said Facchinetti will oversee the company's womenswear line. Her first collection will be presented during the Milan fashion week in September.

"Alessandra Facchinetti is a very talented woman," Tod's chairman and chief executive Diego Della Valle said.

Tod's, one of the best-known luxury brands in Italy, has been expanding its international footprint after suffering from lower sales in its home market during the recession.

 
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