Designer duo behind Berliner Label GmbH is leaving Trussardi

Serhat Işık and Benjamin Huseby, the designer duo behind the Berlin label GmbH, are to leave Trussardi. Sources are said to have reported this to the specialist magazine WWD. The Italian fashion house has not yet responded to a request from FashionUnited.

Only at the beginning of the month was it reported that Trussadi was initiating protection proceedings and wanted to reposition himself. The brand is reportedly owing €50 million. In this context, board members and CEO Sébastien Suhl are said to have left the company. According to WWD, the employees have been receiving a state-financed severance payment since February, which is scheduled to last until the end of April.

Işık and Huseby, who founded Mode-Kollektiv GmbH in 2016, were appointed as Creative Directors at Trussardi in May 2021. They presented their first show for the traditional brand a year later in February 2022. Together with Suhl, they were to realign Trussardi. The designer duo brought a breath of fresh air to the label, which was founded in 1911. They gave it a modern brand identity with a new logo. They also gave the flagship Palazzo Trussardi a new coat of paint.

Since February 2019, QuattroR Sgr has been the majority owner of the fashion house with around 60 percent. A possible sale is said to be behind the restructuring. According to WWD, three parties are interested in Trussardi.