There are timeless fashion trends that always have their devoted followers, and animal prints and patterns are perhaps the most popular ones among them. The fall 2014 season is supposed to bring back this tendency, as we find it out in the Sportmax fall/winter 2014-2015 collection that got unveiled today for Milan Fashion Week. While the primary line of Max Mara, the Max Mara fall/winter 2014-2015 collection displayed how feminine masculine fashion can be, the Sportmax line tries to make us appreciate the wild and bright beauty of cheetah patterns and reptile skin details that have been used in surprisingly chic and one-of-a-kind looks, which every self-confident cosmopolitan fashioniser would love to don.
That it was going to be wild was noticed from the very first look demonstrated at Sportmax. It was a cheetah printed coat with black leather sleeves, which was so minimalistic thanks to its design and tailoring, yet so vibrant thanks to the materials and patterns used. The same wild spirit was maintained in the coming looks too, which presented modest black dresses having either the bottom or the top part in cheetah prints, luxurious fur coats, cheetah printed dresses, coats and skirt suits.
As the show started to develop, we noticed other animal patterns and textures, this time reptile leather resembling snakeskin patterns that was used for designing those striking coats, high-waisted skirts with side high side slits, the miraculous wrap dress in the same texture and the bold skirt suit. Snakeskin was also used for the refined and slightly modest white and black dresses, here serving as small inserts in the top parts.
When you start to want to see more fabric-like materials, rather than reptile skins, the Sportmax fall/winter 2014-2015 collection brings the tailored pant suits bearing military vibes, the cobalt blue coats and coat dresses, the mohair sweaters and the perfectly tailored girly dresses. Along with the military inspiration, the line also showed hints of equestrian fashion, as well as fabric blocking that we have seen so much throughout Milan Fashion Week fall 2014, and some striking abstract patterns inspired by Jackson Pollock’s breathtaking works. The latter embellished the jacquard skirts and mohair tunics that were demonstrated at the end of the show.
Featuring so much luxury and chic, the Sportmax fall/winter 2014-2015 collection remained surprisingly wearable, perfectly polished and elegant, the way that you want to own every single piece in this line and to go out wearing Sportmax every day and for every occasion! We guess this is the point when you feel more than sure that your line was a success!
Photos courtesy of WWD