Industria Studios in New York hosted the Spring-Summer 2017 presentation of Max ‘n Chester collection Monday, July 11, 2016. Peter Trainor’s vision for the following year brings to mind allusions to fresh and cool seascapes: the abundance of blues mixed with the white of sea foam, clouds and the sand. The designs are bold and minimalist. While being loose fitting, the forms are not shapeless, but rather architectural in their streamlined simplicity.
Even the most casual looks in the collection retain a touch of formality. Beautiful Japanese cotton fabrics, for which Max ‘n Chester is well-known, this time are selected in their stiffer varieties to maintain the cutting silhouettes. The collection is definitely put together for a confident consumer, who identifies himself as comfortable, creative and chic.
We see the abundance of jackets – fitted and otherwise; the trousers range from loose to skinny, from long to short, but all designed with the purpose of comfort and movement. Both male and female ensembles seem to be derived from the same ideation; they carry strong similarities without being seemingly androgynous.
The collection presentation was styled by Michael Macko, with Make up by Minerals Black Tie and hair by Oribe.