Max Mara’s sleek outing for Spring/Summer 2014 proffers a cornucopia of chic treats for the sophisticated socialite.
Although the brand’s outerwear is its calling card, the label makes its elegant coats, jackets, and ponchos work for warmer weather by cutting away sleeves to ¾ lengths and keeping the silhouettes loose and wearable. A marvelous pale grey look led the collection, presented in luxurious cashmere, while a creamy beige cashmere slip dress represented the best take on the trend we’ve seen so far at Fashion Week. Each selection was composed of smooth, seamless lines which helped bring a modern feel to all of the ageless separates. Max Mara’s cozy fabrics were at times brightened by sparkling sheer panels, and hooded ponchos were positively elegant. If paired with metallic gladiator sandals, Max Mara’s ecru mini-short jumpsuit with loose kimono sleeves is poised to become the look of the season, while their pleated-front cropped trousers bring a sense of youthful cool to a workwear wardrobe. After an engaging look at neutrals, Max Mara does a 180 and produces a selection of visually stunning monochrome looks in kelly green, cobalt blue, fuchsia, and tangerine. However, this lasts only for a moment before the runway returns to its cosmopolitan core. Silver lame pencil skirts, sparkling sheer sweaters, and ivory tailored separates are winning notes on which to close the show. The only thing that seemed out of place in the entire presentation was the babushka hair accessory, which almost seemed to be the antithesis of Max Mara’s refined modern collection.
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