1 4 7 S I M P LY A B U DH A B I and camel. Thematerials incorporate woollens, crepes and jerseys, denim, fluid silks, satins and lace. Techniques include printing, needle punching and embroidery, giving the looks an added depth and contrast in texture. The dominant presence of pattern, texture and colour turnout a line that offers beautifully made clothes that express your own individual creativity. This collection is not about meticulous dressing, but taking a bit of a bolder approach to fashion. Strikingpolkadots,brushstroke-print skirts and bright geometric patterns are tempered with more low-key complements such as plain black skirts, crosshatched sweatshirts and delicate rust or black lace. Maier is just one of many designers this season who have given femininity a rethink. The silhouette is precise with an exaggerated shoulder and tailored pants are dominant, echoing the men’s autumn-winter collection. A lurex- and-wool sweater teamed with menswear-tailoredpantsprintedwith polka dots made a particularly bold statement. In addition to the more masculine tailoring, he has brought a contemporary edge to normally girly touches like polka dots, bows and lace. Maier anchored the collection with a pair of black suits set off by a crinkled silk scarf twisted around the neck – a stylistic gesture that conveys what the designer means by a nonchalant sense of style. Newly introducedbags complete the looks bringing out the collection’s subtle elegance and iconic personality for the coming seasons. Emphasis is on the newly introduced Monaco shape bag. Soft versus rigid in structure, the Monaco showcases the beauty of Bottega Veneta’s smoothnappa leatherwith the label’s signature Intrecciato weave. A timeless, steadfast addition to any handbag collection. Shoes focus on a square-toed, multi- buckled, low loafer that comes in various versions, aswell as a boot, but always with a low heel.