Founded in 1910 as an upscale glove manufacturer, the Trussardi label always brings to mind old-school workmanship and classic elegance.

Having said that, the house is also visibly out of sync with the fashion moment. For Fall, Trussardi suggests a variety of leather-trimmed calfskin coats, suede shirts with awkwardly twisted button closures and half-velvet/half-suede cocktail numbers. Some pieces, like the thin turtlenecks, sharp leather skirts and little punched-suede dresses, will work fine as luxurious staples. But others, including blazers and wool dresses with calfskin insets, simply fall flat.

At a time when traditional labels are turning to a new generation of global-minded designers for inspiration, Trussardi could benefit from a similar jolt of adrenaline.