Max Mara’s latest collection takes its inspiration from traditional English and Scottish fabrics. Prince of Wales check, herringbone, plaid, tweed and Donegal were cleverly reworked into contemporary shapes for coats—voluminous, collarless, puffy—and midi skirts. This season’s waistcoat trend was picked up and nicely reworked into a sleeveless tweed shirt-dress. Alpaca and shearling wool was quilted and printed with blocks of check and plaid, while cashmere and mohair were used in a knitted coat. In contrast to all this was the urban flavour, featuring metallic skirts and shoes and PVC shirts. Red lips matched nails and the hair was grungy. The question remains: will the Duchess of Cambridge wear it?