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HEADING EAST: Max Mara will collaborate with Chinese artist Liu Wei in a presentation of its pre-fall collection, as well as a one-off capsule collection, to be unveiled in Shanghai on Thursday evening.

The event will be held at the city’s Exhibition Centre on the main shopping thoroughfare of Nanjing Road, and has been called “Monopolis,” the name of an imagined futuristic urban landscape in which Liu Wei’s sculptures and installations will act as the landmarks that Max Mara women negotiate as part of the show.

The 11-piece capsule collection, which was also designed in collaboration with Liu Wei, is inspired by architectural drawings and city maps and produced in Max Mara’s signature palette of camel, black and white.

Pieces from the limited-edition capsule collection will be available for purchase immediately after the show at 45 Max Mara flagships around the world, as well as on the brand’s web site.