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MFW SS16: MaxMara

MFW SS16: MaxMara

A sea tale


Image: Imax Tree

MaxMara has turned the tides by harbouring a sea-inspired collection that sailed a novel and upbeat course

Inspired by seafarers and ships, the Italian fashion house brought forth nautical stripes and navigational stars to adorn an assemblage of garments including matelot pants and double-breasted pea coats with polished buttons. With Sinbad the Sailor as the collection's muse, the catwalk's resemblance to a wooden plank from a ship (the backdrop illustration) became clearer with the monochromatic wave-like patterns that decorated the floor and a soundtrack of old naval drinking songs. Expanding upon this core theme, rope was another primary feature for SS16 with a rope print inspired by Jean Cocteau emerging on garments and accessories, as well as rope handles on duffle-like bags imprinted with boat and seagull illustrations.

Amidst the crisp direction of the summer voyage, MaxMara integrated its forte—coats into the collection, however this time in brighter colours of sunshine yellow, vivid red and royal blue, and lightweight materials of canvas and cashmere to inject a fresh and youthful feel to the collection.