Spring/Summer 2015 at Milan Fashion Week has seen the dawning of the age of Aquarius, with multiple collections prompting a 1970s style revival. Yet, Sportmax smoothly bucks the status quo, even when her older sister Max Mara decided to hinge their collection on 70s icon, Anjelica Huston. Sportmax opted for a cool fusion of raffia woven textures, maximal checkered prints and sumptuous, cozy clothes that earned high marks in sophistication.
Enveloping shapes stunted with fabulous design details made up the bulk of Sportmax’s Spring/Summer 2015 offerings. The first look shows a comfortable perforated plaid coat-dress, finished with oversized leather pockets, a woven belt, and fringe hemlines. Ribbed tunic dresses, kimono tops and frocks, leather sheaths, and trench coats were all outfitted with wide sashes knotted at the waist. Meanwhile, wrapped skirts and sporty tanks were accomplished with twisted knot detailing, which cleverly manipulated surface tension and imparted a contemporary feel to the looks. Oversized culottes were paired with many of Sportmax’s complex toppers, adding yet another layer of plush desirability to the proceedings. Even with excess fabric and boxy shapes, the clothes were fluid and fine. With a few well-constructed motifs and a chic personality, Sportmax was able to surpass “younger sibling” status without having to fight over who gets the spotlight.
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