From Max Mara to Sportmax, the cozy, covetable outerwear offering continues. No unlike that of its sister brand, this collection kicked off with camel-colored coats, cinched tightly at the waist by rope belts so as to make sure their wide sleeves and oversized lapels didn’t overwhelm the models’ frames. There were also some gorgeous cable-knit pieces, including an off-white jumper paired with an asymmetrical skirt and a black off-the-shoulder dress with fringed hems. The fringing made a few appearances in the collection, giving jumper sleeves and hemlines an unfinished feel. The rest of the presentation, in contrast, felt very finished, very complete. The rope-like belts cinched the waists of numerous chic jackets, coats, and, most memorably, sleeveless peplum tops paired with whipstitched skirts.
If you’ve raised an eyebrow at the ability of some of this week’s collections to keep you warm come winter, you’ll welcome Sportmax’s collection as one that truly promises maximal warmth thanks to blanket coats with built-in scarves, cable-knit turtlenecks, and bulky sweaters. Every look is orchestrated to protect and insulate, but again kept feminine through the cinching of the waist or the exposure of the shoulders and the décolletage. While Sportmax riffs on more elaborated concepts with a selection of dresses featuring an intersecting appliqué motif, low-key luxury provides the foundation of the presentation, one which many women will turn to for the desirable, chic, warm pieces our wardrobes crave every winter.
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