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Down­town New York in the 1970s pro­vided the start­ing point for Max Mara’s Pre-Fall ’15 col­lec­tion. From Deb­bie Harry to the Amer­i­can artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, it was the artists, de­sign­ers, and mu­si­cians of the time who inspired the la­bel’s cre­ative di­rec­tor Ian Grif­fiths. “The space sur­round­ing the new Whit­ney Mu­seum of Amer­i­can Art was the set­ting for many im­por­tant artis­tic mo­ments,” he says. “We wanted the col­lec­tion­col­lec to in­ter­pret that cool, ur­ban grit through the lux­u­ri­ous fab­rics for which Max Mara is renowned.”r Wide-leg trousers and long wool belted coats were an ode to this scene; chain-ma chain-mail blouses were a homage to the night­clubs of the disco era. An­i­mal mo­tifs were also key: a bobcat-print wool coat was inspired by the artist Fritz Hag’s ‘An­i­mal Es­tates’ ex­hi­bi­tion ex­hi­bi­tions. “From this, we cre­ated a story of prints, jacquards, and furs,” says Grif­fiths. “It was a mea means through which we could soften the tough, ur­ban lines of the col­lec­tion.”

Max Mara Pre- Fall ’15

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