Creative director Gaia Trussardi said for pre-fall she imagined the wardrobe of an eccentric yet elegant young woman living a free-spirited life in San Francisco during the late Sixties. A very precise inspiration, but Trussardi skipped the retro interpretation and instead translated the idea into a lineup of young and relaxed clothes. Many were worked in interesting pattern plays and, in keeping with the company’s core business, there was a strong leather component. One great look paired a black leather double-breasted blazer and leggings with an eelskin plissé skirt.
Patterns came in the men’s-inspired tailored pieces. A red-and-black checkered wool jacket, for instance, was shown with wool twill pants done in a graphic motif that appeared hand-drawn; a bag in the same print topped it off.