In their words…
TRUSSARDI MEN’S COLLECTION SPRING/SUMMER 2012
They have opened their wardrobes, packed their luggage, and set off for Palazzo Trussardi in Milan. Some are driving a classic car while others are arriving in the Trussardi BMW 5 Series GT. Some have grabbed a taxi from the airport, while others are aboard a stretch limo or pedaling a Trussardi bike. Some are alone and others are traveling in a group. The Trussardi Boys are all unique, yet they share the same timeless elegance and a passion for travel.
In the year that the House of the Greyhound turns one hundred, the historical archives, heritage, style, and also the lifestyle of the Trussardi family have inspired the new men’s collection for spring/summer 2012 designed by Umit Benan Sahin. The clothes and travel accessories that wrote the history of Trussardi in the eighties have returned in a sleek collection that is simple yet radical. In it, historical brand icons meet the sensitivity and taste of the future. A symbol of elegance, Trussardi is now a source of inspiration for new generations.
The entire collection is imbued with the personality, charisma, passion, and pioneering spirit of Nicola Trussardi. The Trussardi Boy loves to travel: he is a citizen of the world who incarnates the charm of the Italian Dolce Vita. He moves with spontaneity, determination, and class in unlined double-breasted suits with deconstructed shoulders that evoke casual elegance due to the use of light fabrics such as linen and silk. His high-waisted darted trousers lightly graze classic mocassins or lace-up shoes made of precious leather. More casual single-breasted blazers, also made of soft nappa leather, are worn with trousers and T-shirts with tiny prints inspired by original fabrics from the historical archives with retro-style patterns, tone-on-tone or contrasting stripes, and a kaleidoscopic print featuring the first letter of Trussardi. The traveler’s sense of freedom is ironically expressed by the powder pink jumpsuit, an aviator touch that underlines the spirit and dynamism of the collection and is tied to the field jacket with patch pockets – an original style and a Trussardi best-seller in the eighties – that also comes in pastel shades or white.
Leather is the maison’s material of choice: the classic loose-fitting overcoat with raglan sleeves and shirt collar – practical for traveling and a must-have item in every man’s wardrobe – comes in ultra-light chocolate or salmon pink suede or in cotton with collar and details made of contrasting brown crocodile leather. Trousers and bermudas are also made of nappa leather, as are the electric blue perforated tank top, the bomber jacket, and the hoodies, which express the Active soul of the brand.
All the accessories strongly identify with the brand: timeless classics such as rigid suitcases are made of canvas embellished with refined natural vacchetta leather details that create playful contrasts between past and future, and between vintage and future-forward style. But the new collection is, above all, a triumph of perforated leather, a unique technique created by skilled Trussardi artisans who can count on the brand’s century of leather-working experience. Semi-rigid suitcases, travel sacks worn over the shoulder, backpacks, and totes are chic travel companions that can be used every day and on every trip. Perforated leather also returns in off-white logo sneakers.
The Trussardi collection uses sophisticated, vibrant colors: the most traditional shades of blue, burgundy and chocolate brown, cobalt blue, cornflower blue, powder pink, peach, salmon, and gym gray are the classic hues of the Trussardi palette given a contemporary twist.
The shapes, materials, and colors express summer relaxation in elegant style. Each piece is a new interpretation of a classic garment that epitomizes the Trussardi lifestyle and the pre^t-a`-vivre of the brand. Welcome home, Trussardi Boys!
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