Max Mara have released their resort 2015 collection, which takes its inspiration from the ’80s. The collection was debuted at a small runway presentation last Wednesday and the high-end brand’s message for resort 2015 was made clear: street luxe.
The laid-back yet luxurious looks were packed full of nostalgic elements from the ’80s. It might seem like one of the least sophisticated decades in terms of fashion but Max Mara managed to keep their collection looking cool, chic and modern.
The layered up looks created a style that was a combination between work wear and ’80s hip-hop. The creative director at Max Mara Ian Griffiths describes the idea behind the collection: “That moment, in the early Eighties, when fashion, art and music came together in New York.”
The colour palette is mainly different shades of grey and white but includes pops of colour. It is clear where the inspiration came from with relaxed fits, tailored elements and luxurious materials that create a hip-hop meets upper east side vibe.
The styling really punctuated the eighties theme. For instance, models were styled with strands upon strands of chunky chains, twisted up and worn as necklaces. There were also leather driving gloves, velcro trainers and hip-hop inspired bucket hats.
We think it was about time someone breathed some life into the decade that gave us Run- D.M.C, The A Team and of course the music legends DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince. Kudos to Max Mara! Check out more of the collection in the gallery below.