TRUSSARDI TELLS ALL
With the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness towering over us, we can see elements of autumnal reflection in the new range of classically inspired men’s fashion from Gaia Trussardi. Before the launch of the latest showcase, Trussardi played her cards close to her chest before coming up trumps with a Tarot carded theme for her collection, which was revealed at the Brera Pinacoteca Gallery in Milan.
The display skilfully brought personification to the cards by morphing actors and models into tangible creations onstage for all to appreciate – with the emphasis on the notion of light and colour. There were male models representing Magus and the Fool cards orbiting the Sun and clothed in deconstructed suede, wool and leather garments in both bright and muted colours that were soft to the touch yet practical from top to toe for the millennial urbanite.
This collection had a real emphasis on leather creations with midnight blacks and dark browns intermingling with python leather necked collar trench coats, wool and suede robe coats – swirling into view between and betwixt sand and suede with variants of brown, the famous Trussardi blue and powder blue dresses, jackets and trousers. Confidently wearable unisex and dedicated gender creations with the omnipresent ‘ T ’ Logo were again, always there as a reminder to match. These sat alongside their co-ordinating classic lace up details, which were served in complimenting rich dark and velvety winter shades that came with accessories such as clutches and backpacks of a similar aesthetic.
¨ The Tarot´s mirror my research for durability. They are a point of reference existing forever and reassuring. ¨ – Gaia Trussardi
The cards also foretold a notional reveal for the women’s collection. We saw Justice, Temperance and the Empress as symbols for this fall range; with as expected, leather outerwear having a lean, urban chic – again with encouragement to ´accessorise and be damned´ but with more than a passing nod to the everyday utilitarian, despite the richness of their winter colours and luxury materials. The cuts all conveyed an emphasis on a medley of the winter and spring coordinates that we all love to wear. There was a minimum of fuss, but the collection still managed to convey the notion of remaining ´out there´.
Pantsuits and long flowing printed ´ V´ neck dresses were slashed to the midriff and presented in a variety of muted and splashed vibrant colours which were then intermingled with jackets and coats which gave a morning park stroll slash Boho chic credibility to the proceedings. The collection closed with all fourteen models and sundry canines interpreting and orbiting each other on the runway as they reflected the organic nature of the seasons fashion fare mystically.
Article: Charles Daniel McDonald
Photography: Trussardi / Milan Fashion Week