February 23, 2011 Milan
The Highland references didn't stop there. The subtle shagginess of alpaca and mohair fabrications hinted, barely, at a wild frontier. Toward the show's end, the tartan paved with sequins was a concession to dressiness. The full-length coat-dress in a silvered plaid with a torrent of blanket fringing was one of the collection's more impressive pieces. But MaxMara's USP is smart urban style, and ultimately that was what was being communicated, whether by the kilt-belted camel jacket over leggings, by the parka and stirrup pants, or by the sharply belted coats in bonded leather. Anonymous, yes, but remarkably potent where it counts.