Creative director Ian Griffiths tapped into Grace Jones’ inimitable style, albeit her conservative side, for his resort collection. Inspired by Jones’ 2015 memoir “I’ll Never Write My Memoirs,” which named David Bowie, Marlene Dietrich, Klaus Nomi and Lauren Bacall as influences, Griffiths worked up a mannish, retro-tinged glamour that easily incorporated Max Mara’s signature tailoring and coats while allowing for some bold Jonesian flourishes. These included a tomato red suit with a tie-neck blouse, a pinstripe jumpsuit over a sheer tribal printed tattoo T-shirt, and a fuzzy, shag rug of a mint green sweater over aqua blue pants with a fuchsia and green belt. Graphic accessories — bangles, shoes and belts — amped up the Jones statement, while a chic tonal white ensemble brought the collection back to the brand’s polished, tasteful reality.

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