Alessandra Facchinetti named creative director of Harlan + Holden

Alessandra Facchinetti named creative director of Harlan + Holden

Alessandra Facchinetti has been named creative director of Harlan+Holden, an Asian fashion company that defines itself as the world’s first “time-saving” clothing brand. The appointment marks Facchinetti’s return to a leadership job in fashion since her departure from Tod’s in May 2016, after a three-year stint at the Italian moccasin and leather specialist.  A highly experienced designer, the 47-year-old Facchinetti had previously been womenwwear designer of Gucci for two years following the dismissal of Tom Ford in 2004. In 2007, she was also named the successor of Valentino Garavani at his couture house, following the retirement of the Roman couturier.  Founded in Manila in 2015, and headquartered in Seoul, Harlan + Holden describes itself as being “in the business of saving people’s time.” The brand was founded by Emmanuel Pineda, and retails women’s and menswear.