Discover Max Mara‘s Resort 2021 Reason and Romance collection, that was inspired by the magic of St. Petersburg, and it fuses past and future in a vision for the now. The collection reflects city’s neo-classical harmony through the brand’s love of order and perfect design. For the Resort 2021 season, Max Mara‘s romantic side was inspired by Pushkin, Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky.
“Like the Rembrandts that once hung in the Yusupovs’ grand galleries, the costumes that were worn at their glittering masquerades are now held at the State Hermitage Museum. Max Mara had the privilege of access to the museum’s archives, to see the finery worn by Felix, Irina and their guests up close; the inspiration for a series of pieces in extravagant fil coupé fabrics and ornate embroideries. They are the romantic foil to Max Mara’s famously rational tailoring. A handkerchief hemmed skirt is paired with a double face tunic with a distinctly modernist feel; a diaphanous drop waisted dress contrasts with the milky white Teddy Bear Coat worn over it.
Worn by princes, counts and generals, the Hermitage archive yields ceremonial uniforms which inspire the antique looking braids that highlight the collar of a tuxedo, and a new take on the kosovorotka. In exquisite, dusty hues, rococo florals borrowed from the Yusupovs’ palatial staterooms are worked into the neo-constructivist mix, articulating the contrasts that are central to the collection’s story.” – From Max Mara
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