With a collection not dissimilar to last season’s military parade, Max Mara took the attendees at its spring/summer show on safari. The utilitarian look was infused with a nonchalant attitude that added a tomboy quality to the label’s trademark elegance; oversized shirts came complete with epaulettes, statement pockets and rolled-up sleeves while hair was thrown into messy up-dos and hidden under heavy woven headbands. Tight-fitting trousers tied at the ankle were made for jungle treks while fine knitwear and luxe boilersuits were both pretty and practical.
Silhouettes were top heavy, with volume built into sleeves and shoulders, a look that was particularly effective when teamed with slim-fit pencil skirts. The colour scheme was stripped back; camel, khaki and grey were worn head-to-toe and only occasionally interrupted by flashes of animal print and sky blue. This was certainly a walk on the wild side, but for fans of Max Mara and those not normally drawn to its structured style this adventurous range was worth the risk.
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