January 05, 2011 New York
Never mind its Italian heritage, MaxMara looked to the U.S. for its pre-fall collection, channeling the still-reigning queen of seventies American sportswear, Lauren Hutton. That moment in fashion was defined by clean lines, and that's what MM delivered here, whether in a tunic-and-cigarette-pant look or a simple, cap-sleeved sheath. Women still come to the label to replenish their coat closets, and there were options enough to satisfy most appetites. And though the offerings tended toward the restrained, the opulent crept in via a fox scarf, which was worn over coats, draped over shoulders, and even peeked out of handbags.
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