Max Mara debuted his Fall/Winter 2018 collection inspired by fashionable clothing for the working woman. Creative director Ian Griffiths designed business attire to to inspire the modern-day woman to take on her day, or even, take over the world.
From overcoats and and sequined blazers, Griffiths combined class and sophistication to create the ultimate business look. The collection featured multiple layered looks, placing trousers under pencil skirts. The show opened with layered leopard pieces, finished off with a black leather belt that seemingly humbled all printed outfits.
The line also consisted of modern hues that the brand usually incorporates into their simplistic pieces and created a feministic tone using classy bright reds and flirty rosy pinks. Bomber jackets in rich dark brown and modern-muse red under leopard printed overcoats formed an easy going trend that fit the corporate code.
Cozy sweatshirts and graphic t-shirts also made their debut, featuring an animated face of a woman splayed on the front. Griffiths ended the show with glitter incorporations that one wouldn’t normally see in a business attire. Along with flirty sequins, intricate fringe details, and pink cocktail gowns brought attention to Max Mara’s new perspective on business attire.
Even with empowered women as an inspiration, Griffith managed to ingeniously reference the 80’s using heavy make-up and hair designs to go along with the choice of soundtrack. This collection might just change one’s wardrobe, even have one risk a leopard printed statement coat. But even Max Mara knows there is no one better to take a risk than the confident woman herself.