Runway Report: Trussardi SS18

Trussardi introduced the Women’s Spring Summer 2018 collection, alongside the Men’s, as a first time for the House. The collection translated the ability of a leather goods house to turn its specialty craft into clothes. Gaia Trussardi introduced a season more focused, more contemporary, but at the same moment possessing the true Milanese and Italian traditionalism.

Trussardi harped on a strong airplane motif that connected the dots of the collection. There were abstract nods to airplanes, garments that billowed as if parachutes, and reimagined pilot jumpsuits.  Gaia Trussardi mentioned in her show notes that the suits are inspired by “the free and enterprising spirit of great female travelers, like Amelia Earhart.”

The flight motif framed bomber jackets, parachute dresses and utility flirting. The essence of the collection had a youthful, energetic spirit to it. Biker jackets and dusters were executed with clean lines. Floral slip dresses peeked out from under elongated trench coats. Trussardi debuted a new accessory collection, replete of platform sandals and the Gita bag, detailing a leather trim and compact shape.

The Trussardi Spring Summer 2018 collection provoked an appreciation not just of the destination, but the journey as well.

About the Author

Jennifer Paccione is a fashion editor who shares her time between New York City and Milan. She has been featured and published with respected magazines internationally in various languages. She currently acts as contributing editor for publications including Bulgari Magazine, The Fashionable Lampoon, Fashion to Max and RedMilk Magazine, whilst having contributed for NYLON and Editorialist. Alongside journalism, Jennifer freelances as a social media and digital marketing advisor, having already worked with brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti and Philosophy, among many. Follow her on Instagram @jenniferpaccione