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Editorial

A charming, warm intimacy used to design a new type of elegance. Exploring a necessary definition of “suitable”, “pragmatic” and “aware” in all of its aspects and consequences. Sportmax embraces the imperfect, the transitory, without falling into the trap of futurism nor that of nostalgia. Deftly avoiding the obstacle of looking out of time, it gave us the slowed-down speed that today requires and the awareness of a new vocabulary of femininity. Sculptural coats with contrasting stitching, head-to-foot knitted looks, and soft ankle-length trousers were paired with studied details: safety pins, blanket-effect wraparound jackets, vaguely padded leather, reassuring fringes, enormous cosy jumpers, flouncy tops. The palette favoured earthy tones, ranging from saffron to paprika, and balancing with black and white.