Rebirth, renewal and reconstruction. New silhouettes captivate the runway: short and snappy, long and voluminous. Sleeves are slashed right through. Richly gathered necklines are scooped or run straight across, like a cinquecentesco portrait. The painterly palette blends ochre, umber, sienna, lamp black and white with smudges of subtle colour, like the powdery pastels of an Umbrian affresco. Max Mara's modern alchemy captivates the Spring Summer 2021 runway.