Max Mara Fall 2016 - Runway Review
February 29, 2016
Girl power of the Thirties Berlin order was Max Mara’s fall muse. There was no missing it between the industrial brass, Machine Age set papered with Dada and Constructivist posters and the giddy cabaret soundtrack, much less the clownish Bauhaus-inspired portion of the collection, featuring coats in bright green, orange and yellow with contrasting black-and-white striped patch pockets.
For all the Weimar Republic fanfare, the show still opened with a perfect camel coat. Granted, it was semi-hidden under a much flashier, oversize silver sequined coat, but it made the point that Max Mara knows where its bread is buttered: Coats galore, and lots of good, realistic ones. There were nubby camel styles and a couple of long tailored herringbones. A short, camel jacket with a boxy, workwear cut and fuzzy patch pockets was a fresh proportion.