The Max ‘n Chester Fall Winter 2017 collection tells a sophisticated, compelling story based on the brand’s four pillars of fabric, design, silhouette, and comfort. This season reflects music’s influence on fashion through the decades, specifically the punk and grunge periods. Oversized sweaters and a palette of blacks and charcoals are a direct nod to that influence. Ultimately, the line reflects designer and founder Peter Trainor’s personal aesthetic. “What I wear is what I design. It’s the fabric that inspires me more than anything,” says Trainor. Incorporating bold new patterns and fabrications as well as introducing outerwear and sweater options for the first time, the designer says of the collection, “Anyone can look good in a suit, but fashion is about how you articulate yourself with the wardrobe that you have, and this collection gives the wearer the ability to do that.” The fall winter collection explores new silhouettes for both men and women, all working to achieve an effortless, elegant aesthetic for the confident wearer striving for individuality.
The men’s collection is the most vivacious yet, incorporating a lovely green color story with dark hunter greens, olives, and camels which prove to be a bright compliment to the blacks, charcoals, and navys that Max ‘n Chester notoriously utilizes in their fall winter collections. Pops of brown and burgundy also make surprise appearances as well as eye catching polka dot and striped suits. Buttery corduroy and faded camouflage come together in a military inspired jacket and an adventurous aztec-printed set give the men’s line a fresh look. Never before seen waist coats, painters shirts, and hunter jackets are strong additions to the classic blazers and pants that have become the brand’s trademark. Max ‘n Chester is known for using only the bestJapanese sourced materials and this season they introduce mohair, moleskin, two-sided jersey, and wool bouqlet which are no exception to the rule. The collection is all about texture and layering, shirts have uneven hemlines and oversized sweaters are meant to be worn over blazers for a look unique to the brand. The fall winter 2017 men’s collection is the largest andstrongest compilation yet from Max ‘n Chester.
The women’s collection is a perfect compliment to the men’s, serving up a parallel color story and motif but with a distinctly feminine edge. Mini skirts, wide leg trousers with slits, and sheer shirting with overly long sleeves give a newfound sex appeal to the collection. These more raucous pieces in conjunction with timeless, Jackie O. inspired outerwear, and dresses give theline a playful appeal. Oversized gunmetal buttons and rubberized camouflage snaps are lovely details on asymmetrical dresses and exaggerated cowl neck tunics.
In keeping with the brand’s ethos, comfort takes precedence and both the men and women’s collections are designed to take the wearer from day-to-night swathed in luxurious comfortwithout sacrificing style. Co-designer Anne Marie Maniego reveals, “It’s the most elevated season yet. We’ve worked tirelessly to create a collection that reflects a cohesive whole. One story, many chapters.” Indeed, this new collection shows Max ‘n Chester’s unique aesthetic is rapidly expanding with new materials, colors, and silhouettes to create diverse offerings for the individualistic man and woman in today’s society.