Trussardi presents the spring summer 2023 collection as part of Milan Fashion Week. See the collection below.
Magic and healing were once inseparable, and primarily in the hands of women.
Starting in the Early Modern Period, magic—seen as witchcraft—would become eradicated through the persecution of its practitioners during the witch trials.
Healing would slowly become commodified into what we know as modern medicine, which from the Industrial Age was primarily practiced by men. Alongside it, plant lore and our connection to nature were largely lost. In her seminal work ‘Caliban and The Witch,’ scholar Silvia Federici writes: “The witch-hunt deepened the divisions between women and men, teaching men to fear the power
of women, and destroyed a universe of practices, beliefs, and social subjects.”
She describes how in our aim to control nature, the irrationality of magic had to be suppressed: “Above all, magic seemed a form of refusal of work, of insubordination, and an instrument of grassroots resistance to power. The world has to be ‘disenchanted’ in order to be dominated.”
How can we bring a sense of enchantment back to our world? And how can the distant past feel relevant to the present? In our excavation work, while remodeling the house of Trussardi, we view history as non-linear and chaotic. It’s a meeting of past and future, dreams and pragmatism, modernity and heritage, and even magic, reflected in the tarnished mirrors of the gilded and haunted rooms of Palazzo Clerici, where we are presenting our second collection for this historic Milanese house.
—Benjamin A. Huseby & Serhat Işık