The cold air of Milan seems to send a blast of glacial white light through the industrial space on Via Maiocchi, the venue of the Women's Collection Fall/Winter 2013-14 runway show. There are large windows and white walls covered with symbolic black horns that once may have graced a country manor. For next winter, the Trussardi woman appreciates the minimalist, straightforward look of modern luxury. She instinctively throws together outfits, redefining the concept of elegance, and breaks the rules when coordinating materials and prints. Her personality is constantly evolving: masculine on the outside, feminine in private.
Leather, knits and chiffon for concealed femininity
Layering and contrasting lengths have a grunge movement mood. Bulky menswear volumes inspire outerwear with surprising silhouettes, such as large knee-length coats and mega trench coats that graze the ankle. Beneath this layer, the look is feminine but never predictable: leather, knit or chiffon dresses and pleated skirts with raw-cut edges. The runway is a scale that balances different weights, proportions and textures. Animal prints and checks are ever-changing, with micro motifs on tops and oversized patterns on skirts. Compact and lustrous materials such as pony skin leather, thick shiny leather, wool velour and chiffon have a sensuous feel. The color palette is organic: shades of black and midnight blue contrast with white and beige to compose a picture of timeless classicism.
Luxurious metallic details
Accessories, which are a part of Trussardi's superb DNA, make a statement with eye-catching metallic details. Shiny leather bags reveal their softer side through the use of pony skin leather. In this vision of sleek, personal luxury, an appreciation of beauty is effortlessly expressed with naturalness.