Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Frida Giannini for Gucci

A few hours ago it was announced; Alessandra Facchinetti has left Gucci. [Rumours say that Alessandra Facchinetti is leaving the company after a disagreement with management.] Since she was assigned the role as Creative Director of the womenswear division 2 seasons ago, the company has not by far received the usual rave reviews as they have done in the past. Facchinetti may have had a tough job succeeding Tom Ford, but this has simply not been a good enough excuse for the company's loss in the womens line. Gucci has been relying upon the accessories revenue, covering as much as 80% of the company sales - much in the credit of Frida Giannini’s work. Giannini is the amazing brain behind the accessories line, and she has now been offered to take on the full responsibility of the women’s ready to wear collection. The 33 year old Roman girl was working for Fendi for 6 years before joining Gucci, and got excellent references from her time there. Her experience clearly shows off in her work today. And not only is Giannini a brilliant bags, shoes and belts designer, she is also a mad collector of original vinyl records and has a vast quantity of 7000 lp’s! Now, that's what a true coolchiq does in her spare time...

11 Comments:

Blogger Harrods Girl said...

I was quite suprised to read about that Facchinetti resigned after only 2 seasons myself. I didn't think her designs were bad at all. While her designs were not as skin-tight sexy as Ford's, they still carried a sexy feel and feminine in a different way. Anyhow, hope Frida stays on longer than that. So anyone knows what Facchinetti will be doing after this high-profile 'failure'?

2:32 am  
Blogger coolchiq said...

I totally agree with you! She did not deserve the criticism that she got. But I'm more of a fan of the bags and the accessories generally so it'll be interesting to see what Giannini can do for the rest of the collection.

3:37 pm  
Blogger Ablund said...

I just love their bags and shoes...to bad they are so expensive...

7:55 pm  
Anonymous missy-j said...

I love the Gucci bags.

10:13 pm  
Blogger coolchiq said...

Yes, Gucci has some fantastic bags. The quality of the textile bags is superb (the leather bags are probably just as amazing)... My favourite label big time!

10:34 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

allessandra did a good job, it wasa daghnting task for her to fullfil in tom fords shoes, she still maintained the gucci womens identity. its not fare to her to give her alot of critisism. even though tom ford was a great desiner, his departure open the doors for other designers that been in the fashion world for ages to show the creativety. so it is not fare to say allessandra sucked she did a kikck ass job!!!!

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