The ponyskin was everywhere: in angular side panels on mannish coats that were Benans only references to the female waist, on beautifully crafted bags (hunting bags, the show notes called them), and most beautifully in a straight black coat with a zip around the hips. Spliced with shiny stiff leather, thick waterproof cottons and silks in a serious colour palette of black, navy brown and beige, it was the quintessential indulgence of the classic womans working wardrobe.
But even a working woman needs a bit of playtime, and though this was kept to a strict minimum, there was a brilliant silk jumpsuit in a black and white grid pattern which provided some relief from the strict utilitarian leathers and trench coats. Little chiffon pleated skirts with raw hems also hinted at the feminine side of Benans power woman, but in general she kept it under wraps of practicality.
Trussardi is a label known for quality, practicality and long-lasting goods (it was started as a glove company). It is not known for revolutionising trends. And in this respect, Benan is fulfilling his contract, with class.