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Max Mara designs the ballet costumes for the New Year’s Concert in Venezia

Max Mara has designed the costumes for the dancers of the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto who will perform for the RAI1 New Year’s Concert at La Fenice in Venezia offering a new take on some of its iconic models created especially for the performance.

For this occasion Max Mara’s Creative Director, Ian Griffiths, worked with Diego Tortelli, choreographer of Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto. Together, they devised the Max Mara costumes, featuring four vibrant colours: yellow, red, electric blue and green that create the necessary theatrical tension, the emotion awakened by pure, special colours that engage with the locations in which the ballets come to life: Fondazione Cini, Palazzo Grassi, La Biennale installations by Achim Menges and Tumo .

The idea of universal clothing, a place where the female wardrobe meets the male wardrobe, marked the starting point for a series of tank tops teamed with shorts or sartorial trousers, as well as capes, waistcoats, jackets and coats, including the world-famous Teddy Bear style, and a new take on the wrap coat, with the belt becoming extra-long and turning into an element to dance with.

The 2022 edition of the New Year’s Concert in Venice is co-produced with the Italian state television and is live on January 1st at 12.25 on the Rai 1 channel.