Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: MaxMara’s blanket fabrics, tartan plaids and cowhide prints conjured the rolling hills of the British countryside, which served as the collection’s inspiration this season. When mixed with the label’s characteristically clean, modern aesthetic, it made for an interesting combination. Silhouettes remained simple and structured; straight outerwear styles were belted at the waist, while strapless tops and dresses created slim tube shapes. The pastoral influence was communicated through fabrics, prints and details. Coats, dresses, and skirts were cut from plaid woolen textiles and trimmed in fringe. Wrap styles that fastened closed with buckled straps resembled kilts. Gutsy cable-knit sweaters were slim-fitted, and often shown with equally body-con skirts. Compatible with both the minimalist and rustic elements of the collection, the color palette consisted of clean neutrals and earthy pastels.
Color: White / Off-white / Black / Greige / Ballet pink / Toffee / Butter / Camel / Chocolate / Cool grays
Key Items: Minimalist outerwear / Stirrup legging / Sparkly sweater / Strapless sheath / Wrap skirt / Sweater-coat / Asymmetrical blazer / Cow-printed skirt / Long-sleeved tee / Blanket coat
Materials: Long-haired alpaca / Angora / Cabled sweater knits / Leather / Cashmere / Fur / Blanket fabrics
Details + Trim: Hidden closures / Pleats / Buckled strap closures / Fringe / Utility pockets / Fur trims / Funnel necks / Sequin and spike embellishments / Trompe L’oeil gun flap insets
Accessories + Footwear: Boxy satchels / Sporty waist belts / Fur collars and neck-warmers
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