Splicing Max Mara’s neutral tones of camel, oat and latte with ballerina pink, raspberry and scarlet, the collection’s flight-ready outerwear and soft silhouettes revived excitement for the joy and privilege of travel, completely overshadowing the 24-hour flights and customs queues that stand between home and European summers to come.
While nodding to the heritage and comfort of Max Mara’s classic cashmere in flowing skirts, ankle-length dresses and the understated glamour of blazers, the show also evoked exploration and curiosity. With sportswear-inspired utility in windbreakers and bomber jackets, the collection proved even humble hoods and sweaters can feel polished with their touch of minimal wheaten, white and black cashmere.
Paired with buttery leather carry-on totes and raffia bucket bags, Resort 2022’s accessories offer beachside luxury to the day-to-day of circling cities (and lounge rooms) in anticipation of travel. The addition of touchable textures, espadrille sandals and sweet provincial headscarves also heroed Max Mara’s signature craftsmanship and brought the collection’s bright accents down to earth.
Until this mirage becomes a reality, Max Mara’s Resort 2022 makes a case for a soul-soothing ensemble of cashmere and energising hues as the antidote to lockdown blues – followed only by golden hour sun and a generous bowl of Spaghetti Vongole, naturally.