May 28, 2014 New York
The clothes themselves were fairly sporty in nature but made from luxurious, ultra-comfortable fabrics. Double-face cashmere hoodie, anyone? Or how about a pair of crisp, well-cut trousers in the marled gray shade of your softest sweats? Still, the collection was aimed less at women's leisure time than it was at their office hours. Max Mara's power customer will find double-breasted pantsuits, a silk crepe shirtdress (she'll wear it sans the leggings it was shown with), and trenches here—all fashionable but not too forward. The biggest statement the Max Mara team made, save for all those accessories, was color. Mixed in with the gray and indigo tailoring, mostly shown in monochrome, was a bright pop of bubblegum pink and a warm wine red. Those will get you noticed in the concrete jungle.