High Fashion, College Wallet Max Mara F/W 2015


Max Mara, the Italian house of innovative, stylish fashion, commanded the runways of New York Fashion Week 2015. The brand is known for their trendy and affordable clothing, allowing for the public to enter the world of high fashion. Knit clothing is one of Max Mara’s specialties, but in the Fall/Winter 2015 Collection they showcased powerful and feminine coats alongside pencil skirts. Overall, the collection channeled fifties bombshell. Models like Gigi Hadid and Joan Smalls dominated the runway wearing clothes that would surely  fulfill the dreams of the brand’s late founder, Achille Maramotti.

One of the first looks on the runway was a camel, fitted dress under a beautifully intricate and patterned cardigan, worn by Joan Smalls. On her feet, she sported light tan loafers, completing a simple but fashion-forward ensemble.


The Max Mara womenswear line remains true to its initiative to produce high fashion for the everyday woman and the Fall/Winter Collection is easy for the college student to imitate. A nude, tan, or camel fitted dress is a good staple item for any woman to have in her closet and can be found at many stores. Akira offers a  classic nude suede, low scoop back for under $30.

The patterned, knit cardigan can be found in a myriad of stores from Forever 21 to Urban Outfitters and ASOS, but the cardigan that best resembles the one Joan Smalls dawned on the runway can be found at Charlotte Russe ($11). A pair of cognac, leather Acoania oxfords from ALDO ($75) will complete the look. Finally, keep both your tresses and skin simple and natural for an effortlessly elegant look.

Avia Hawkins is a contributing writer. Email her at bstyle@nyunews.com



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