Runway Report: Max Mara SS19

Max Mara is a staple show every season, and each time it comes around, we are pleasantly surprised that there is always enough classic modernity for all. “Max Mara is about timeless, high-quality clothes. You may not buy a coat every season, but when you do, you keep it and then pass it on,” commented Ian Griffiths, the creative director of the brand.

A strong palette of coffee, white, khaki, navy, mustard and marle grey were constructed into trench coats, shoulder-pad suit coats, leather jackets, knitwear, dresses, blouses and pencil skirts. A drop-shoulder over-coat in Americano beige and midnight polka dots was styled over ankle swinger pants with button details. An orange juice yellow ensemble shortly followed by way of cropped culottes, frill-detail knitted top, simple matching court shoes, and a crossbody bag. The showstopper of the season was a shiny, patent knot-detail pencil dress paired with an army green trench coat.

A strong season ahead, with equal parts on-trend and classicism that work on their own, or styled with minimalistic pieces. Bravo Ian, another great collection.

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Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog ( Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji