Max Mara set sail for Spring/Summer 16 to a rousing sailors tune at Milan Fashion Week.

The collection came barreling out of a backdrop designed as a ship by Brian Grimwood, whose graphic was also found spattered across the front of T-shirts, pared with high wasted wide-leg sailor trousers, detailed with gold buttons.

Stars, stripes and an eye-catching rope print gave the collection a fun feel, whilst the 'wrong is the new right' way to buttoning jackets added a cool and quirky attitude to the ensembles.

Handbags were not to be overlooked when it came to the seaward style. Given their own nautical nod, ropes replaced predictable shoulder straps adding a textural accent on a navy blue bag, whilst a seagull print made its debut on a white leather bag.

Coats, both long and short paid homage to the house's specialty in tailoring, and proved to remain as one the most covetable items out the Max Mara collection. The range included a white trench, a slouchy double-breasted topper, and a sleek black pantsuit. Other silhouettes included lean sailor skirts and pants, some pared with striped T-shirts that came with extra-long sleeves. Buoyant in all its beauty, the collection carried a carefree spirit that simultaneously remained sophisticated and chic.

Discover the collection in full via our gallery below...