Villanelle, the villain in the hit spy thriller show Killing Eve portrayed by actress Jodie Comer, served as a starting point for Max Mara's Spring 2020 collection. The multi-faceted character is both glamorous and dark, with a wicked sense of humor and killer fashion sense. These qualities were underscored in many of the models creative director Ian Griffith sent down the runway, with dark plum lips and braided pigtails on Gigi Hadid, Candice Swanepoel and Doutzen Kroes conjuring a sinister mood. Bad-ass Bond girls also provided inspiration, with masculine tailoring and neck ties complementing the airy dresses and sweet pastels seen elsewhere. Here's everything else you need to know about the collection.

One Color Fits All

Monochromatic ensembles — including ties, suits and shirts — were a major focal point in this collection, with matching shoes, socks, and bags bringing that point home.

Pattern Play

While not exactly known for putting out prints, this season Max Mara used a variety of patterns, including Prince of Wales checks, light paisleys and polka-dot prints.

Signature Shade

Classic camel coats are the bread and butter of Max Mara. While cozy teddy coats didn't feature big for spring, the color was used in everything from utilitarian jackets to skirt and top separates.

Pastel Power

Seafoam green, lilac, and powder blue are a big trend already for spring, and Max Mara utilized them on a variety of key looks, with trios of models walking the runway together to emphasize this colorway.

Night Crawler

A selection of eveningwear closed out the show, with bias-cut dresses in shimmery fabrics and fluid hems adding the glamour quotient to the collection.

Photos via Imaxtree

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