The Max Mara fall/winter 2016-2017 fashion show brought out into open today in the morning is neither about a romantic woman, nor about sheer sexiness or a clinging vine, but rather presenting a woman type, who cut the mustard in chasing all fears, blurring the borders between genders and declaring all and sundry that world is her oyster. The brand’s creative director Ian Griffiths set his shoulder to the wheel to keep the brand’s hallmark camel trench coats and slick tailoring and to impregnate them with some self-willed and high-handed dashes.
We could perceive some strokes of constructivism effectively mixed with cabaret gee-whiz shimmer and legs opened to the thighs. The very first outfit combining a shimmering bronze coat worn over a camel one drove at that mishmash idea. Cabaret-style rompers either in beige and black cashmere or in sequined gleaming versions were occurring many a time, making perfect combos with grandiosely long trench coats and fishnet tights. Are you searching for a barometer of more strength and power? Check out those all black leather gloves that were tucked under cashmere coat sleeves and were screaming strong security and vigor.
The mannish pantsuits whether in all black striped or cadet grey version were in droves. By and large, the shades happening in a man’s wardrobe were all in attendance here in the Max Mara fall 2016 womanwear collection – beige, cadet grey and black. But then the strict shades gradually played down and vibrant yellow and orange, shamrock green and jungle green, powdery pink and true blue grabbed the wheel and brightened up the collection a little bit.
The dresses in the Max Mara fall 2016 ready-to-wear collection were happening once in a blue moon. We liked those midi silhouettes to bits with bustiers going all shimmering, while the bottoms tailored out of beige or grey cashmere not to tell about pretty patchwork large pockets fixed at both sides. Skirts appearing were relatively more in numbers and designs. Those black lurex ones or beige and grey midi numbers were of course the incarnation of elegance but it was those striped knitted stunners that pulled off to whip up great interest.
We saw a bunch of outfits paying homage to winsome stripes that were in a quest for creating some pretty colorblocks. An orange-baby blue striped midi skirt was really beauteous and in even more beauteous combination with an orange-dodger blue striped sweater with sleeves demonstrating another white-black striped scene. The stripe theme was really eye soothing and not only on sweater-skirt combos but also on outerwear, like on that royal fluffy coat with green-black stripes on pockets and beige-black ones on lapels. But there was crème de la crème number in the stripe theme under the guise of a long vest looking absolutely head-spinning with rompers.
Max Mara’s combinations were really full of vim and vigor, able to serve as powerful armor for contemporary woman and if you still hanker for more inspiring combos, look to the models’ blinking lips in scarlet and wine reds and abruptly pass to their feet to see myriads of scarlet, yellow, black and sky blue lacquer shoes blinking all over the map.
Photos courtesy of Vogue