MILAN--Max Mara pared down to their very essence for Spring/Summer 2011. The collection was sleek, clean, and sought to embody something they called "new purism." The first looks out were minimalist to the extreme: A camel trench, a mod beige coat with a sharp collar, a putty-colored blazer over a pencil skirt, and a white duster coat (modeled by Karolina Kurkova).
After a neutral-colored start, Max Mara punched up the color, pairing skin tight open-backed body suits in lemon yellow, reflector-bright orange, and magenta with matching tailored shorts or exaggerated palazzo pants with slits up the side. Striped dresses and blazers infused the collection with a nautical vibe.
Max Mara described their collection as "athletic chic" in their line sheets. And it would suit the wearer to be an athlete (or at least avoid a carbohydrate-heavy meal) before stepping into one of these awesome color blocked long-sleeved body suits because every little curve will show.
**All photos from Style.com
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