Laura Lusuardi dispensed with this season's prevailing pastels and used leopard, plaid, khaki, and olive in her safari-themed Spring 2013 collection for Max Mara. The direction was obvious as soon as the first model came down the runway in a tone-on-tone khaki jacket with epaulets and plenty of pockets. Have pockets, will travel.
The journey continued with a variety of similarly militaristic looks (the multipocketed shirts continued, on occasion appearing in a cornflower-blue color that broke up the khaki and green well), but eventually spilled into ensembles that mixed prints: leopard mixed with plaid and with florals. Those materials appeared in alternating panels on skirts and in different sections of one wild trench coat. Just the sort of clothing the Max Mara woman will be hunting for come Spring.