The Tomas Maier lifestyle is a nice one, indeed. Based on the premise of stylishly uncomplicated clothes that serve a purpose — suiting the chic-yet-comfortable both in the city and at the beach — the collection always has a bit of the new, but it is mostly about continuity. “At least 30 percent of the materials I carry over,” said Maier. “Men like to find things they like again and women do, too.”


To that end, for resort the men’s and women’s lineups featured neat utility wear, such as piped trenches, waterproof rain coats and bombers in garment-dyed nylon that anchored colorful, sporty ensembles of jackets, sporty shorts and easy shirts. Clothes that work for day and evening is a constant Maier focus, and a taffeta jumpsuit and duchesse dresses with athletic zippers were fresh and plausible ideas for casualwear that can actually be dressed up.


What was new was the Nordic influence in the bright primary and secondary colors and furry shoes — slides and clogs — that gave the looks a bit of buy-now-wear-now whimsy. Another nifty novelty: a pink terry wrap dress with a palm tree motif and a pocket for your room key, intended for poolside/post-shower transitioning.

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