Tod's creative director Alessandra Facchinetti Spring/Summer 16 'girl band' was inspired by young creative talents: "Fifteen strong personalities who don't follow the rules because they make their own, which is why they have such a following," said the show notes and among the fifteen were Langely Fox, Chelsea Tyler Quentin Jones and Elizabeth Jagger, some of whom sat front row and others whom walked in the show. Portraits of her fifteen personalities hung in the entryway of the show in a series of Sonia Sieff-shot images.
Playing up the concept of an utterly cool girl band, Facchinetti peppered her collection in prints that were suggestive of the theme which appeared in the form of vinyl records, and an abstract guitar silhouette. Elements of the girl band must-have, the guitar also appeared on the accessories as thick leather guitar straps replaced the shoulder straps of the wave bag in an array of sizes.
"Beyond the rules" cried the show notes. And with that, the attitude was cool and carefree, as it should be, with one look featuring a paper-thin shirt falling casually off of the shoulder of a model, tucked into high-waisted, laser-cut leather skirt. The intricately decorated and perforated skirts made several appearances throughout the collection, alongside cropped trousers with paper-bag waists. Long dresses, which appeared to be crafted from supple silk, upon closer inspection, were actually designed in delicately perforated pale shades of leather.
Details appeared as lazered floral inlays running down shirts and decorating the brand's signature Gommino moccasins. Guitars appeared once more on skinny belts wrapped around the waists of cropped trousers and on the outside of a sporty knee-length bomber-inspired open jacket. Discover the collection in full via our gallery below...