Runway Report: Max Mara Fall 2016

Before the show opened, our gaze was everywhere but at the catwalk; we were enticed in by  the mockup industrial set design, which instantly teleported us to 1920’s Bahaus, Germany, the art scene and everything in between. The opening look boasted Max Mara’s signature style, but at a disco, as a long-line, tailored camel coat was under an over-sized, rose gold sequined number.

As the Fall 2016 collection came down the runway, we noticed the Bahaus trend repeating, but in very structured silhouettes. Max Mara, known for its outerwear and tailoring, took to color and metallics this season, to show us that it still knows what the customer wants, but it’s now time to take that same signature look, to after-work-drinks! A beautiful pewter grey, long coat, was paired with gold short-shorts, fishnet tights and contrasting gloves, ideal for nights on the town. Or how about the frog green tailored suit, with striped fur panelled jacket; great for that statement ensemble you’ve been waiting to show-off at the office.

Max Mara managed to add a vibrancy to the basic tailoring look and even though it may look a little out-there was some, we’re more than excited more those work meetings come Fall.

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Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog ( Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji