When the words 'cruise wear' or 'beach wear' come to mind, few would think about thickly layered garments, but the Max Mara Resort 2014 collection uses heavier materials to obtain a certain unexpected edge. Long dresses, extendedly cut skirts and tailored blazers all make appearances, which is miles away from the standard resort collections hitting the runways worldwide.

The Max Mara Resort 2014 collection hits on an important note that often evades many high-fashion design houses; just because the weather is warm, is that any reason to forego elegant attire? Max Mara would certainly disagree because the pieces within the Resort 2014 collection can easily move from day to night. Moreover, there are several garments that can be trusted in the city, on the beach or anywhere else life takes you.