Last Updated on 30th June 2011
Alessandra Facchinetti was once the creative director at fashion power houses Gucci and Valentino, but now, after two years out of the limelight, the formidable designer is now returning to the fashion world with her very own label.
Alessandra is coming back on the scene with a new label Uniqueness under her belt, which aims to interact with customers outside the traditional fashion seasons.
“I’m excited to have the chance to work on such an innovative and unconventional project, where the freedom to interpret the times effectively becomes the brand’s DNA,” said Alessandra.
The Italian-born designer began her impressive career at Miu Miu, where she spent seven years, before moving to Gucci in 2000 to become creative director of the label, alongside Frida Giannini and John Ray, following Tom Ford’s departure in 2004. Then in 2008 she then spent a year as creative director at Valentino, following the designer’s retirement, but was dismissed after just two seasons, reports Vogue UK.
The Uniqueness collection has been made in association with Pinko and will be Facchinetti’s first fashion venture since her time spent at Valentino.
“This project captures a technological marketing concept for our generation, stretching to the max a series of assets unique to the creative vision of the Pinko brand, now for the first time merging at a high level of creativity,” said Pinko founder Pietro Negra.
The collection will reportedly be shown in Paris.