In November 2006, Beatrice Trussardi appointed super stylist turned photographer and magazine editor Milan Vukmirovic as the creative director of Trussardi 1911. It marked an exciting new direction for the family run Italian fashion house. In just over a year the flagship store in Milan was restyled, the menswear line launched and the ethos of the whole brand re-lined with a vision of understated cool for the man who gives a peace sign to the world and quietly, thoughtfully goes about doing his thing. In 2009 they launched the Trussardi 1911 womenswear line. He is a handsome, trilingual, witty and well-travelled French man. Aged 39, Milan is six foot two with decades of experience in the fashion world. In 1997 he co-founded Parisian concept store Colette. On leaving Colette he began working as design director of the Gucci Group next to Tom Ford, prior to joining Jil Sander where he directed the house’s style for a few years. Always moving forward Milan then helped launch L’Officiel Hommes in January 2005 regularly shooting the beautiful main fashion stories. In 2008, he photographed advertising campaigns for luxury labels including Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Neil Barrett, Azzaro Parfums and Trussardi for which he has been creative director of the Trussardi 1911 line since autumn/winter 2008/09. Milan’s design studio is inside the Palazzo Trussardi Alla Scala where the 200 square metre flagship store also opened in June 2008. Milan travels between Milan, Paris and Miami where he’s partnered with friends to open The Webster a multi-brand store opening later this year. Trussardi began making leather gloves in 1911 and then opened out to leather accessories for men and women. Instead of emblazoning the Trussardi emblem across the new bags, Milan chose instead to use camouflage patterns on embossed leather as one theme on the huge man-bags, overnight trip bags and camouflage print weekend bags.Milan has since left Trussardi to work on other exciting projects.