Max Mara presented their Pre-Fall '16 collection in the Bentley Suite of New York's St Regis hotel this season. Ispired by some of the strongest and most powerful women ever including Dorothy Parker, Lydia Lunch and Siouxie Sioux, the collection resonates with a statement Parker once said: "Years are only garments, and you either wear them with style all your life or else you go dowdy to the grave."

This season the clothes touch on the Italian-born brand's darker side as biker jackets, fishnet stockings, studs and leather steal the spotlight. Max Mara's 101801 coat also makes a comeback, which hasn't been changed since 1981. Take a look at the collection here with Buro 24/7 Middle East...

Max Mara Pre-Fall 2016 will be available in the Middle East from May 2016.