Entitled 'A Baudelairean View Of The City', cut to the chase and the Max Mara Spring/Summer 2018 was exactly what you'd want to pack for a city break, one that might mix business and pleasure, busy days and long nights.
Asserting a brand signature, the opening looks were head-to-toe camel, with models taking to a carpeted runway in the Palazzo della Senato, said carpet revealing another revived signature – the brand's logo, dug out from the archive and dating back to 1958. Low and behold, the looping lettering made its way onto tailored blazers, satin pencil skirts and tank tops, as well as cross-body and roomy tote bags, too.
With a floral interlude of painterly prints in lilac, violet and cornflower blue – inspired by New York's wildflower movement, which has seen inner-city developments like the High Line planted – offering a dose of colour amid the city-slicking palette, as the show notes read, these were clothes "perfectly accoutred to savour the summertime city's delights."
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