FLORENCE–Any brand with a heritage as rich as Trussardi’s has a follower in me. The Italian fashion house, which is still family-owned, began in 1911 with fine leather gloves. It’s been 100 years, and Trussardi is still crafting gloves, along with men’s and women’s ready to wear collections, bridge line Tru Turssardi, and denim label Trussardi Jeans. The family also runs a two-Michelin star restaurant, produces a furniture collection, and with the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, runs a non-profit nomadic museum, which is currently staging its exhibition 8 1/2 , curated by Massimiliano Gioni, at the Stazione Leopolda here in Florence. (Pitti is co-sponsoring the show.)
Last night, also in the Stazione Leopolda, Trussardi put on the main event of Pitti Uomo–a runway show featuring its Fall 2011 menswear collection.