MaxMara embodies how we should all dress once we have passed a certain age... however this season the house has done what all houses that embody 'chic middle aged dressing' dream of doing. They pulled a blinder. I imagine this collection is what it looks like to be in Phoebe Philo's head but in varying, discerning shades of Camel. MaxMara is the only house that manages to re-use a colour regularly and not be boring. Oh and boring it isn't! I for one love a hut of camel, caramel, nude, beige, toffee... whatever you want to call it. It became cool this season. All because of MaxMara. I love that the house has ignored all other trends, looks etc and stuck to what they know best. Even if it is associated with a humped animal that spits. And camel toe. But MaxMara does it with sheer conviction and I rather do love that, I loved the layered sheepskin and varying lengths that are so wrong they are right. Very right. The best thing about MaxMara is that they manage to make camel almost exciting, the fact they can do such cool and lovely things with one shade. Obviously they delved in browns, black, yellow and a blink-and-you'll-miss-it grey look but the majority of it was that of the two humped and spitting variety. I adored the 70s inspired black moment at the end. It was all very sports luxe and moody.The shapes were a little Céline-ish but that made it all the more delightful. It was chic and simple, and didn't look Mumsy, or Nanaish like it usually does. Like Victoria Beckham and Céline, this is how I want to look when I grow up. MaxMara is the embodiment of Milanese cool, and we could all learn a little from that.
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