In 1910, Dante Trussardi, master glove-maker, set up his company in Bergamo, Italy, creating finely made gloves which were soon sold all over the world.
Nicola, Dante Trussardi's nephew was born in
In 1970, Nicola Trussardi, took over the company after the sudden death of his father and brother. Taking full advantage of the company's experience with leather work, he decided to diversity the company's products. He bought a tannery and with the help of experts studied new procedures for treating and refining leather to make sophisticated products.
In 1973 Trussardi launched his label for bags, suitcases and small leather goods. He used as his logo, the greyhound dog, fast and delicate, which has always been tied to the history of painting. The immediate success of the first leather collection encouraged him to add more products to the line, such as belts, shoes, umbrellas and ties.
In 1976, the first Trussardi shop was opened in
In 1983, Trussardi presented the first womens ready-to-wear collection during the twice yearly Milano Ciolezioni shows. He chose as a setting, the romantic ambience of La Scala Opera House in
In both 1985 and 1986 Trussardi was awarded the Iminagena Italia award.
In 1987 Trussardi designed the leasure garments for the Italian athletes taking part in the 1988 Olympic Games.
Throughout the 1980's, the menswear and womenswear collections were very successful, and the company was doing very well.
However, sadly, on
French designer Nicolas Ghesquiere took over the design helm for 2 collections in 1997, followed by Jeremy Scott, a Paris-based American, who joined in 1997 and designs Trussardi Jeans, Trussardi T-Store and Trussardi Sportswear.
The Nicola Trussaudi Foundation has been set up to host exhibitions and cultural events in keeping with Nicola's love of art and culture.
Fragrance Collection (links to Perfumeworld.net):
- Action (Women)
- Action (Men)
- Action Sport (Men)
- Donna Trussardi (Women)
- Fresh Donna (Women)
- Fresh (Men)
- Light Her (Women)
- Light Him (Men)
- L'uomo (Men)
- Python (Women)
- Python Uomo (Men)
- Skin(Trussardi) (Women)
- Trussardi Donna(1984) (Women)
- Trussardi Jeans (Women)
- Trussardi Uomo(1983) (Men)
The Bottom Line: Though I'm not a fan of the men's scents (generally heavy, with dark leather tones and anise), and am unfamiliar with most of the women's scents, I was a fan of Trussardi Action for Women in the late 80's and love Skin. The recent Jeans duo is interesting with the men's scent highlighted by a lychee note, and the women's smelling like barley. Though the men's version of Python was one more variation on marine/aquatic, the women's scents was quite striking with notes of Bergamot, Mandarin, Plum, Chocolate, Rose, Jasmine, Cardamom, Nutneg, Sandalwood, Benzoin, Vanilla. Though not my favorite house, Trussardi has some striking compositions and a line of luggage and ties that would make just about any dandy swoon!
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