The Mood: The Modern Machine-Age girls of Berlin’s Bauhaus movement, where it was noted that female students outnumbered male counterparts.
The Front Row: Natalie Dormer (who will receive the upcoming Women In Film Max Mara Face Of The Future Award).
The Shoes: Stacked heel oxfords and thick-soles boots that contrasted those camel coats and classic tailoring or dared to clash with bold striped looks. They were done in pony and glossy leather and snappily paired with fishnets, a likely influence of brand consultant Carine Roitfeld.
The Verdict: From boiler suits and overall mannish proportions to the womanized version of a boyish brogue, this collection was a timely ode to one of history’s finest (and coolest) examples of female empowerment in fashion.
Click through the gallery to see more from the Max Mara fall ’16 collection.