At her fall/winter show, Gaia Trussardi schooled the crowd on the fact that the family label was started by her great grandfather as a glove maker. Her collection was chock-full of elements pointing to the glove world — from the stitching to the delicate nappa leather.
"We are overexposed to too much information and products and stimulation for excitement. You lose track of the beauty of the essentials of how a garment could be beautiful and nice with just some small details like stitching," the designer said in an interview with NOWFASHION, adding that the Trussardi's family gloves have been sold to everyone from the British Royal Family to the military during wartime.
The salute to the military world was also played out with utilitarian factory worker jumpers, shearling aviator jackets and World War II general trench coats fit for the takeover of Hitler's mountain peak-high “Eagle's Nest."
Sleek minimal leisurely cut dresses and tanks characterized the collection, drenched in various warm and cold creams, browns and greens. Cowl-neck First Lady-like ensembles were crafted completely in leather, while wool coats were pleated at the waist in another salute to the family's history.
Metallic-finished leather copper skirts and spaghetti strap dresses amped the collection up with some naughty '80s spirit.
With her brother and sister, Gaia runs the creative side of the family business where she has been working for over 10 years.
While she isn't under pressure to churn out something to wow the crowd every single season, the pressure of the responsibility of carrying out the family business is palpable.
"I don't have much time for vacation. I am always here," she said.
And so maybe the Trussardi woman this season is a lot like her.
"I imagine this kind of futuristic heroine with no time, in an urban settlement, maybe in a ghost city, wearing sleek minimal leisurely cut dresses and tanks," she said.