Max Mara’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection pays homage to Architect, dancer, textile designer, painter and sculptor, Sophie Taeuber-Arp. The modernist gave life and excitement to even the most mundane of objects.
This season Artistic Director Ian Griffiths took wardrobe classics and gave them exaggerated volumes, and lengthened silhouettes. He was inspired by Taeuber-Arp’s most famous work “King Stag” and its improvised costumes and the marionettes. In all the hues of a Taeuber-Arp tapestry, the collection explores playful contrasts of mini and maxi, micro and macro, skinny and outsize.
Part boot, part legging, Max Mara’s crêpe-soled knitted cuissards feature anatomically placed quilting. Mohair sweaters feature similarly articulated sleeves. Paired with a quilted nylon micro-skirt, those boots express a new dynamic. If not thigh-high, skirts are regal, bell-shaped and full length and perfect with a skinny turtleneck and a balaclava. The volume is turned up on trousers too; in winter white with the widest legs ever, they appear in tailored cavalry twill and jersey-backed techno-nylon.
As expected coats were a key focal point of the collection; perfect in form, function and finish, fit for a fairy-tale queen. Either long of short, Zippered pockets and side splits pop up in unexpected places. Oversized puffa jackets, Teddy Bear coats and classic jackets combine elegance and comfort. Completing the collection is chunky knits and furry accessories.
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