SPORTMAX FW2015/16 Collection winter arrives next season at Sportmax with a crisp gust of wind blowing across the rolling countryside. Nature’s own intriguing textures and warm color combinations provide endless exploration of luxurious materials, while the cold air creates a constant desire for wrapping up.
Fabrics are rich but raw, accentuating their natural provenance. Raw cut seams, hand-stitched blanket edges and fringe trims all bear the mark of human hands rather than cold machines.
Silk is embossed like crocodile on sculptural coats, extra long alpaca begs to be stroked, while camel coats are cut from glossy pony skin. Knitwear emerges as one of the collection’s key country classics. Its craft roots and stretch quality make it a perfect winter wrapping, either in chunky 3D A ran cable sweaters, cashmere sheaths or moulin twisted yarns frayed and fringed with long rolled cuffs.
A desire for warmth and an effortless ease informs the soft, feminine silhouettes. Button less coats envelope the body like blankets with built-in scarves. Waists are cinched on feminine jackets and double-faced cashmere coats lashed with tubular leather thong belts. Slim knit dresses adhere to the body’s curves. Sweaters roll down naked shoulders and coats open up with shawl fronts to allow for flashes of bare skin, while oversized kilt pins and large hook closures tug cashmere coats off their center.
Pattern unfurls this season with a wild floral print of anemones and chrysanthemums whose fragility is encased in bold black outlines. The flowers climb over one side of split-pattern dresses, then become displaced and transformed into black guipure floral motifs adoring tutti frutti sloppy knits and camel cady dresses.
Shoes are just as soft and comfortable as the clothes, Lace-up wedges are cut from soft matte leathers, with cow hide placements and chunky crepe soles, creating a spring in the step. Raw cut bucket bags in matte crocodile are lashed together with contrasting lacing and woven knotted straps. The Sportmax woman is cozy chic to go.