What a Feline!

Harper's Bazaar (Singapore) - - CONTENTS -

It was an in­tro­spec­tive jour­ney at Max Mara.The brand swung open the doors to its home in Reg­gio Emilia, a city in north­ern Italy, and in­vited a priv­i­leged few to dis­cover the epi­cen­tre of its busi­ness. A bea­con in­side its head­quar­ters is the Collezione Maramotti, the Ital­ian Mar­que’s con­tem­po­rary art gallery that houses a sprawl­ing ar­chive of Max Mara’s gar­ments and other fash­ion trea­sures. It was within this in­ti­mate space that Ian Grif­fiths, the brand’s long-stand­ing Cre­ative Di­rec­tor, re­vealed a col­lec­tion that was dis­creet and sub­lime in its ex­e­cu­tion. He kept the con­tem­pla­tive mood in­tact by opt­ing for a long and lean sil­hou­ette bor­rowed from the ’50s, then re­con­fig­ured the lines with flu­id­ity by craft­ing monas­tic dresses and suits in the most lux­u­ri­ous silk, chif­fon and dou­ble cash­mere so that they flowed and moved with ev­ery step. Grif­fiths also sand­wiched dusty blues, soft lilacs and muted bur­gundy among neu­trals. Max Mara’s time­less 101801 coat was sliced so that it can be worn like a cape, act­ing like a co­coon ready to com­fort its wearer.

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