MAX MARA FALL-WINTER 2017/18 COLLECTION – MILAN
By Crash redaction
Max Mara presented its Fall Winter 2017-2018 collection under the columns of the Palazzo del Senato in Milan, as the suave sounds of classical music echoed all the dignity of the Italian fashion house. Cashmere hoodies, cable knit sweaters, shearling bustier dresses and flowing velvet trousers lend a note of relaxed chic to the feminine wardrobe. Monochrome silhouettes in red, camel, gray, black, or ecru – with the occasional gold accent for evening attire – combine with fine and rare materials like alpaca, reworked silk wool, shearling, cashmere, and suede.
With turtlenecks, pant suits, trench coats, sheer tops, and split midi skirts, Max Mara throws out the gender rulebook to celebrate all women. Another sign of this inclusivity: the brand invited Halima Aden to break all the codes of Western fashion by wearing a hijab on its runway.
Despite its functional and subdued attitude, the collection still manages to flaunt its creative side: while hitting all the classic notes, Ian Griffiths conjures up a diverse wardrobe. His relaxed sportswear look is stronger than ever, while their simplicity imbues each garment with a certain elegance.
Photos: Schohoja Staffler for Crash Magazine
Written by Lisa Tomasi