What can I tell you about Max Mara’s show today? For starters the location was absolutely gorgeous: the courtyard of the Pinacoteca di Brera, an art museum that dates back to 1776 and that fit perfectly to that renaissance atmosphere that Ian Griffiths attempted (very successfully I must say) to create for this runway. I think this concept couldn’t have been more suitable facing the fashion industry’s current situation, after all the Renaissance was one of Italy’s golden ages.
Ian Griffith converted concepts as renovation and renewal into fluent silhouettes where today’s woman can be sophisticated simple, minimalist, and elegant. We saw neutral and earth colors in what seems to be the prevalent trend for this season, flared and puffy sleeves and slashed in coats, extended cuffs, and an assortment of parkas, bomber jackets, jersey pants and raincoats.
And I guess that only Max Mara could work out this combination of a renaissance coat with a very modern parka and make the combination of these two pieces look dazzling! We admired elegant, wide silhouettes with pleated necklines, a cashmere coat that invited you touch it, gorgeous mini-bags and oversized pants. Of course we also were presented with bare shoulder pieces, light colored stockings and pointy flats, and the whole collection radiated an elegant and practical air.
One of the things I enjoyed watching in this catwalk, was the assortment of different ethnical backgrounds from the models as we even were able to see some hiyabs that reflected the so needed diversity we need to acknowledge and see reflected everywhere. Griffiths said he was thinking abut the women who were going to be striding out into this world to make it better than it was before, and I loved the way he put the idea into facts exactly with the diversity displayed in his catwalk.
As usually, I want to share with you my favorite looks:
Tomorrow we have huge shows that I’m very excited about, so I’ll be here with you to tell you all about them, I hope you’ll join me too!