Max Mara Spring Summer 2022 Milan. Review by RUNWAY MAGAZINE.
Max Mara brings sophisticated account of romance, intrigue, moral conundrum and elegant ennui. A bourgeoisie rebel, inspired by French writer Françoise Sagan, and her imaginary summer materialized in a literary masterpiece “Bonjour Tristesse”, the collection depicts all the hedonistic and glamorous pastimes that the author wrote about. Sagan was known for works with strong romantic themes involving wealthy and disillusioned bourgeois characters. And this is the story behind with the leitmotiv “We are all existentialists now” for next Spring Summer 2022 season by Max Mara.
The collection features easy beatnik chic pieces and workwear classics, including the fisherman’s smock, the laborer’s jacket, the mechanic’s overalls and carpenter pants are reimagined with prêt-à-porter finesse. In crisp gabardine, canvas, impeccable poplin and boxfresh denim, they feature precise contrast top stitching. Tank tops and boyish sandals with chunky crêpe soles complete the bad girl look; chiffon embroidered with wispy feathers is a diaphanous counterpoint. The color palette runs from sand to tan, to navy to black, but there are pops of orange and yellow too. Deckchairs, parasols and windbreaks, the paraphernalia of a nostalgic summertime idyll, inspire breezy total looks in audaciously striped canvas.