All too often, the womenswear suit is regarded as a kind of necessary evil, an unstylish uniform that is required by certain professions, but one that its wearer is quite happy to remove at the end of the workday. This fall, Max Mara seeks to change that with the introduction of the Tailored Suit Project, a capsule collection consisting of four different jacket styles—including single- and double-breasted options—with coordinating pants and skirts, available in a variety of weights and (neutral) colors.
The idea, it seems, is to create versatile yet impeccably chic options for the legions of lawyers, politicians and businesswomen who are required to wear suits anyway. But thanks to their sharp, slim cuts, luxurious fabrics and exceptional fit—the jackets are ready-to-wear, but can be further customized in-store—the Italian brand might just convert a few new fans to the fold.
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