It’s been a little over a year since the re-launch of Tomas Maier’s eponymous brand, and the German designer has kicked his label into high gear. The line now includes womenswear, menswear, shoes, handbags, leather goods and accessories, jewelry, swimwear and home goods, all of which is as good-looking as it is smart. He’s just opened his second Manhattan boutique- his fourth New York outlet- and has another shop in Bal Harbour, Florida set to launch at the beginning of next month… it’s an understatement to say that he’s quite busy at the moment. That’s why his newest resort offering is such a pleasing surprise!
For Resort 2016, Mr. Maier exhibited a collection that was clearly designed with relaxation and comfort in mind. It’s a further exploration of his idea of relaxed luxury, but this season is much more unlaced than previous outings. With comfortable sportswear-inspired looks in lightweight transitional fabrics, luxury detailing and fabulous accessories, it’s exceedingly easy to love this collection.
There’s much to swoon for here: breezy dresses, mini shorts and tunics in eyelet cotton and lace, frayed Japanese denim, parachute pants, safari dresses, button-front shirts, ultralight maxi dresses, printed cotton bralets, cuffed Bermuda shorts, pencil skirts and vivid flag dresses. Draped, asymmetrically- cut cashmere cardigans brought some serious luxury to the offering, while an effusion of leather (both real and faux) brought punky edge in the form of vivid motorcycle jackets, slim trousers, knee-length skirts, shirt dresses and patchwork cowboy boots.
Accessories were also suitably relaxed: colour-blocked flap bags, leather wristlets, suede totes, crossbody bags, satchels and hobo bags. There were even floppy straw hats and some edgy brass jewelry. Every look was paired with flats in a variety of styles- sandals, ballerina flats, tennis shoes, woven espadrilles, flip-flops…the list goes on.
Mr. Maier’s look fits his lifestyle (city and beach) and every piece in the collection can work in either place. There are so many options to mix and match available, and pieces that can be dressed up or down to suit almost any traditional resort event. These are garments that can be worn yearlong with many being timeless enough to be fashionably wearable for years. I’m sure that this offering will strike a strong chord with consumers once it hits stores in November.
I’m in love here! There are so many choices: my favourite pieces include a black sundress with a deep V-neck, a matching cotton eyelet tunic and shorts combo, a cropped leather jacket with a belted waist, a belted safari shirtdress and a two-toned pair of cuffed capris. These are fabulous for vacationing, and they’re perfect options to wear any time I’m home in T&T!
Tomas Maier’s Resort 2016 offering is a dynamic mix of modern, executive style with laid-back urban attitude. It’s gorgeous to a fault and almost limitless in its adaptability and wearability, an aspect that to me, makes it a top retail choice when stocking up for resort. Again, too FAB Mr. Maier!