Serious but never severe, minimal but never simple, fragile but never weak. Experiments with quirk cuts and expanding on extremely simple ideas define the max.tan language. Maximizing on minimalistic ideas, this complex language results in details that are sometimes blown out of proportions. Much of the label’s attention is paid to tailoring and draping while creating unexpected silhouettes and austere moods. The garments play with volume, modified shapes and use, masculine, feminine, oversized, undersized, deconstruction, reconstruction and transformation. These factors form the underlying DNA of max.tan. The label advocates an alternative and quiet fashion lifestyle.
Infinity may be everything, but it’s also nothing. Max.tan’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection introduces the abstract concept of everything probable and impossible, the limitless, the unbounded, and the unconventional. Will it be possible for a garment to have no ends? No conventional hems, nor cuffs? The exploration of this vast idea results in hybrid garments with no hems; end of garments are lengthened and flipped up, transforming into another garment, e.g the hem of a shirtdress is extended into a jacket bodice, morphing a two-piece garment into one. Sleeves are conjoined together with fabrics flowing one side to another, leaving a drape behind the wearer. Inspired by the curves of the Infinity symbol, curved seams are tactically used to create the main silhouette of the collection; Volumes. Pieces are hung onto the wearer’s body lightly; yet creating big shapes and forms. “The inability of defining the infinite is part of the definition of the infinite, as well.
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