This week marked Alessandra Facchinetti's couture debut for the house of Valentino. Don't know what the fashion wags will say, but in my humble opinion, the collection was pretty rad; it evoked the Jackie O class that V is famous for but felt more vital, even though something unspecific about the makeup really bothered me. I didn't know much about the new designer, save that she'd been at Gucci and was kind of a dark-horse choice to fill Valentino's Italian loafers. But check out how awesome this trivia is: "Father is Roby Facchinetti, singer and keyboard player for Italian rock band Pooh. Brother is rapper DJ Francesco." Groovy! (Selected images begin below.)
Both cuts and colors are hot, although I'm feeling like the original Valentino worked in a more ... intense, perhaps ... color palate? Which I liked before because sometimes muted shades make me look like I'm about to vom.
Beautiful shapes though.
"Italian rock band Pooh"
I'd rather wear Rick Owens every day and listen to the Spanish rock band Tigger, thanks.
But that's just me.