Trussardi hits the streets
Buskers are not exactly considered the most fashion-savvy bunch, but all that may be about to change as the Italian fashion house, Trussardi, has made street musicians the focus of its Autumn/Winter 2016-17 collection.
Constantly on the search for new inspiration for its collections, this season the Milanese brand took to the streets – quite literally. The latest collection attempts to harness the free-spirited ethos of buskers, who perform in cities across the world with no barriers or safety nets.
Citing eccentric ’70s British rock royalty, John Lennon, Jimmy Page, Paul Weller, and Pete Townshend, the tailoring of the upcoming A/W collection was loose and mismatched.
The collection featured plenty of plaid, and corduroy with a tweed or Prince of Wales checked effect. Warm brown, elephant gray, and lots of blue, ochre, and clay were the colours of choice, with a strong emphasis on blending everything together in a mismatching, unisex way.
Rather than a fashion show, Trussardi held a presentation at the public art gallery Pinacoteca di Brera – an 18th century Palazzo in Milan, where – instead of models – a handful of young musicians played versions of classic rock songs.
Through the collection, the brand claim that, like buskers, fashion has to come down from its pedestal and open up to modernity, today more than ever before. If that is the case, then Trussardi’s A/W16 collection is the right place to start.