Athleticism. The search for an Olympian ideal that creates a new dialog between physicality and clothes. Gaia Trussardi is inspired by a toned, lithe, real figure for the Trussardi Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Rejecting the contemporary culture of absolute virtuality and the disconnection between mind and body, she admires the timeless elegance of athletes and imagines a dynamic and sophisticated woman. Combining a taste for competition and a search for authentic luxury, this collection reaffirms the salient traits of the Trussardi DNA: savoir faire, experimentation, and modernity. The star of the collection is leather and the tone is sharp, sleek, and graphic: free of excess, it rejects indolence, also in the wardrobe.
The silhouette is dynamic. Tank tops, jumpsuits, miniskirts and shorts reinterpret sportswear and create unusual contrasts when worn with perforated suede coats and ultra-light duster coats. Leather dresses with V-necklines and cap sleeves accentuate the physique, while Olympian patterns create energetic lines that run through the entire wardrobe, making it even more dynamic. Trussardi’s iconic pieces – the biker and bomber jackets, the jumpsuit and the suit – are all reinterpreted from a perspective of competitive sports, transfigured through the use of superb leathers and figure-flattering cuts. Trousers are form-fitting or have a high waist with pleats to give a subtle sense of movement. Menswear-style suits made of technical jersey have high-performance aplomb. Short knit playsuits bring to mind vintage swimsuits, while striped Lurex is the star of elegant jumpsuits for evening. Jeans are a must and fundamental throughout the collection.
The edgy simplicity of the design is reinforced by the vibrant texture of the materials: cotton with raised patterns, jersey, denim, perforated suede and nappa, ostrich, and elaphe leather. The color palette is saturated and classic yet shines with unexpected contrasts: white, denim blue, tan, with notes of pistachio and burgundy and Lurex glimmers.
The idea of dynamic, timeless luxury continues in the bags: beauty cases, luggage and sleek Bugatti-style bags come in crocodile or perforated leather. The new hunter bag reveals a new design take on a Trussardi classic that transforms ribbed seaming, an expression of exquisite artisan workmanship, into a distinctive motif. White perforated leather shoes with a wood heel and beach sandals add a graphic touch to the look.
With this collection, Gaia Trussardi’s vision is precise yet spontaneous, just like the winning stroke in a tennis match. It is the thoughtful result of someone who, like an athlete, works hard to improve each day. Effortlessly and elegantly tracing the path created by a trailblazing family, she aces it.