Perhaps taking its inspiration from the recently-completed Rio Olympics, Max Mara's show was athleisure with a tropical twist - what we would call Tropical Modern. The House cited the works of Italian-born architect Lina Bo Bardi who worked out of Brazil in the 1960s as its inspiration and who proved to be the perfect embodiment of Italy and Brazil. The models appeared from behind a brutalist concrete wall and traversed a long runway interspersed with greenery. The clothes consisted of coats, parkas and hooded jackets, jumpsuits made of technical fabric in a lush tropical prints often with grass-like 3-D texture.
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