The Tomas Maier Resort 2019 collection was inspired by New York’s early hip-hop scene and the Spike Lee movie She’s Gotta Have It. The collectionFeaturing the slogan t-shirts and fanny packs, as well as the oversize proportions and retro details, the collection is a real surprise from Maier.
There are slogan tees and fanny packs in his new lineup—a real surprise from Maier, who has long belonged to the school of thought that subtlety is king both at Bottega Veneta and at his namesake label.
Those hip-hop references gave him the blouson-y shape of a reversible color-blocked windbreaker, the oversize proportions of chunky ribbed sweaters, bucket hats, and the cassette tape graphic that decorated many pieces, including the fanny packs. That last retro detail could attract a new customer base, which is most likely its raison d’être. Cassette tapes are to millennials as eight tracks were to Generation Xers, anachronisms so unlikely they seem novel.
With colorful tracksuits, specialty denim, and casual-luxe knits, the designer so reliably delivered. With Maier’s own well-known obsession with art, you will notice the scribbled face intarsias and prints, drawn to pieces like the understated, but quite clever, tailored washed wool pants with the pull-on waist.