Gaia Trussardi chose to stick to the family’s tradition and worked mainly in leather as her debut collection’s all-around fabric. She fashioned it into bulky shirts and T-shirts, conjuring a modern and athletic look.


An ultra-light leather jumpsuit and long canvas parkas were cool and classy, clearly worthy of a desert adventure, Trussardi’s declared source of inspiration. Slouchy pants with drawstrings around the waist oozed laidback elegance.


Given the theme, the palette was largely sand, beige and off-white, mixed with flashes of terracotta, blue and pale green, which looked particularly attractive on a run of loosely woven knits. A bathrobe-like coat in grey suede worn over paisley-printed pajama-style pants and a see-through shirt with a Mao collar was a standout.


Overall, Trussardi presented an impeccably crafted collection, but a series of ostrich and snakeskin Bermudas, suits and trench coats felt a tad too much, taking into account the stifling heat of the desert – and the runway theater.

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