MFW SS16: Tod's
Music and fashion has long been a two way street, with both industries influencing and inspiring one another. Christopher Bailey of Burberry is a patron for young British musicians, having them perform at his shows and featuring aspiring stars on Burberry Acoustic. Hedi Slimane's designs at Dior Homme and now at Saint Laurent are every rockstar's dream attire and many musicians have also tried their hand at design to varying degrees of success.
For her S/S'16 collection Alessandra Facchinetti at Tod's took a unique approach as her inspiration: she started a band. Not just any band, but 15 creative visionaries the likes of Elizabeth Jagger, Julia Restoin Roitfeld and Quentin Jones either walked the show or sat front row. Facchinetti cleverly blended in traditional musical tropes such as band patches, vinyl records and elements of a guitar from the body to the straps. But the band patches were pretty flowers; tuning machines were used as studs on jackets and shoes while the records and the body of the guitar were used as print motifs and as belt buckles. Crossbody straps were modified to resemble guitar straps. Models' hair was either left loose and tousled or styled into rockabilly-esque quiffs. Facchinetti also debuted an interesting new feature for the house—a pair of overlapping T's used on bags and loafers that we're sure will make it to the top of the charts.