MILAN--Sportmax's fall collection was inspired by Scandinavia: Ingmar Bergman, Arne Jacobsen, Hans Christian Andersen. Whether or not that would have been obvious if we hadn't read the show notes, we're not sure. But what we can say is that we liked most of it, especially the tweeds, and the accents of patent leather in peplums, t-shirts, and belts. The cadet blue turtleneck swing dress with a panel of chenille was a key look for us, as was the brick red silk shirt dress at the end, made sexy with a cut-out back. We liked the terracotta colorway that emerged about half way through, as well as the fair isle knits. But we could have done without the strange floral numbers that closed the show.
**Photos by Imaxtree.