I have tendency to highlight collections that are challenging the normative style(s) of fashion as it’s how fashion evolves with creativity. BUT as much as you and I both enjoy those collections, it’s inevitable that wearable looks relates to our everyday style better. (Please let us be that generation that changes this though). So how basic Max Mara Resort Collection 2018 may be, it has wearability written all over it. And that we have to give a round of applause for too every now and then. Here’s a somewhat review of Max Mara Resort Collection 2018 and why it works! All images belongs to Max Mara.
Max Mara Resort Collection 2018
If you take the best of the 1940s style, add some modern vibes and go for a navy look with a casual approach on the office style – well, that’s where you get Max Mara Resort Collection 2018. It might sound messy but all the elements (navy style, 1940s, office wear) are all closely related with a core centered to structured clothes in basic shades of beige, navy blue and white. The silhouette is rather slim but with a loose approach which embodies casual chic.
The stripes in combination with the beret hats inevitably gives a Paris vibe. The navy blue, beige, stripes, ropes and espadrilles gives a navy vibe, perfect for the summer life. The 1940s are most notable in the boyish silhouette with slightly oversized blazers, pantsuits and midi long dresses and skirts. Above all though, this collection is wearable with its classic approach on popular clothes as the white shirt, pantsuits, jeans and coats. The colors are neutral which makes them usable for everyone, the prints that are used are classic as stripes, gingham or dots. The styling is kept simple too, with only a few accessories used and a focus on layering, silhouette and texture rather than rich details.
Thoughts On The Collection
I’ve already declared the brilliant wearability in this collection with an impeccable styling and relatability. It works for the minimalist with the simple styling and neutral colors. Anyone with a love for vintage will adore the masculine silhouette with a beret, as well as anyone with a love for the idea of the Parisian fashion. The navy style is the core of this collection, which gives a proper dose of vitamin sea. It also work for the modern fashionista with the trendy clothing pieces, as midi dresses, trendy prints as gingham and popular colors as pale blush.
It is overall a thoroughly well done collection where the styling is what elevates the collection to the next level. A white shirt is after all only a white shirt, but is perfected in its timeless element here. Even though I appreciate genius styling, the collection loses some of its magic when the looks are plucked apart. Again: a white shirt is only a white shirt not given the label. The collection does however capture a fun homogenous eclecticism with a mix of the 1940s, navy style and office wear. All in a modern mix of wearability and likability.
The styling in this look is perfection from top to toe. The balance of elegance and subtle edge is perfected in this look. The elegant hipster vibe is definitely alive in this look, a genius balance of minimalism and flowy structure. Also genius balance of sports and refined office wear in this look. This look could undoubtedly be from the 1940s but is given some modern twists. I also appreciate the youthful styling in this look, giving some Maria Grazia Chiuri vibes á la Dior. And honestly speaking, I’ve never wanted to paint more than in this look, it’s modern and yet captures every idea of an urban painter decades ago.
There’s no look in specific that I’m discontent with as the styling is simple geniusness in every look. There are however some looks that have 40 + written all over them, which isn’t a bad thing, but something I’m not personally relating to. However, it suits the design core of Max Mara. A matching pantsuit with a tucked in shirt and a belt? Forgivably done in a modern approach with a navy touch, but still something that feels designated for a typical office job. I can work the look in 20 years or so, but remain to appreciate the styling in this case and not go after a recreating.
Folks! What are your thoughts on Max Mara Resort Collection 2018? Let’s chat in the comments! Xx