The Rite of Spring struck a chord with Ian Griffiths, head designer of Max Mara. “The ballet looks at the darker side of spring,” emanating the fear that spring may never come. The Italian luxury brand’s Resort 2014 collection embraces an illuminating and luxe jewel tone palette, taken directly from Henri Matisse’s iconic masterpiece The Dance. Lush cashmere coats in relaxed silhouettes and loose-fitting pants were paired with sporty essentials like baseball caps and color-blocking separates. Even fur came in brilliant shades. Max Mara’s brightly colored collection will pose as the light at the end of October’s tunnel.