Max Mara Presents the Resort 2023 Collection

Fiona Lee   |   29-06-2022

Max Mara presented the 2023 Resort collection with a marine embellishment theme across the collection. We discover the looks from the runway.


In the garden of Lisbon’s Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, surrounded by luscious trees and ponds, Max Mara presented the 2023 resort collection. This collection has drawn on inspiration from intellectual, poet and social activist Natalia Correia, and revives the spirit of this remarkable woman, celebrating her contribution to Portuguese life in the mid-twentieth century.


Max Mara presents below-the-knee sheaths that are perfect for parties, like the high-brow soirees that Natalia Correia attended, and for almost every gown, a trademark coat to wear it with. These silhouettes are curvier with a nod to the traditional dress worn during this era. The collection delivers Max Mara’s message of passion and power.



The collection was divided into sections, in one it focused on iconic Max Mara DNA, coats, gilets and tailoring were displayed, and fishnet tights peeked out from under the flowing materials. In the next, the house designer, Ian Griffliths shared ‘handkerchiefs of love’. These squares of linen with hand-stitched love symbols are a romantic Portuguese tradition representing the most poetic ritual used by girls of marriable age, to win the heart of their beloved. In this section, long skirts in deep tones of mustard, purple and orange were accompanied by knitwear that was handstitched with beaded sea-creatures.


See more of the Max Mara Resort 2023 collection below: