Tomas Maier is resolute in his no-nonsense approach to his own collection. Pre-fall was about serving the right clothes for the right weather. “I know from the store that at that time of year, many women haven’t event shopped for summer yet,” said Maier during a preview. “They start to look in June, really.” So he stocked the lineup with crisp cotton poplins — tanks, pleated skirts and voluminous house dresses that could be worn big or belted — as well as satin dresses with a vaguely Thirties sensibility. “It’s very informal,” Maier said. He addressed the transitional nature of the deliver with a bonded leather outerwear and skirts and overdyed merino sweaters with sleeves that could zip on and off to adjust to the temperature. As always, the collection was rooted in classics. There’s no arguing with the perennial style of a great poplin shirt or navy leather trench, but it wouldn’t hurt to dial the collection up with a few more statement pieces.
On the men’s side, Maier continued to infuse a casual touch. This season, his off-duty man favored baggy wool track pants, Neoprene anoraks and knit button-down hoodies. Statement camouflage prints, painterly houndstooth patterns and reverse taping details added a visual excitement to the monochromatic color palette. A cropped shearling jacket and an unconstructed double-breasted knit blazer helped elevate the effortless, retail-friendly collection.