Trend Watch: Modern Warrior Women on the Runway

In 1979, George Miller created a futuristic look somewhere between motorcycle punk and tribal eclecticism for "Mad Max." More than two decades later, the look has found footing on the runway.

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In 1979, director George Miller created a futuristic fashion look somewhere between motorcycle punk and tribal eclecticism for "Mad Max." Over two decades later, the look has found footing in the fashion industry and even in the music business (see Beyonce's latest video, "Run the World (Girls)," to see what we mean).
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At Chanel, Lagerfeld presented aggressive, strong-shouldered silhouettes accented with jet black beading and plumes of feathers.
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Joseph Altuzarra put a modern spin on a tribal look with clean geometry and pops of exotic python prints.
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Roberto Cavalli's signature boho-chic look went tribal for spring, with shredded leather separates and heaps of suede fringe.
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Givenchy's punk-en-haute spring look consisted of sculpted leather separates balanced by sheer chiffon pieces.
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Ohne Titel put a warrior-woman spin on their sporty aesthetic by layering latex separates with brightly-colored accessories.
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Cushnie et Ochs upgraded simple leather dress with panels of swishy silk for a look that had movement but still felt ferocious.
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Lanvin's leather-covered stones made appearances on armor-like skirts and dresses in charcoal gray.
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Mark Fast's spring collection took inspiration in a Phoenix rising, and included a series of slinky crocheted pieces festooned in hot pink feathers.
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No warrior woman is complete without a biker jacket, and Max Azria's cool, skirted version for spring was right in step with the season's "Mad Max" mood.
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Laser-cut leather separates from Alexander McQueen create a leaf-like effect.
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At Proenza, tribal patterns and textures were paired with black silk and leather panels to create a fleet of modern warrior women.
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Rad Hourani's incurable fascination with black leather lent itself to the warrior-woman trend this season, in particular this choppy black overcoat and punky stovepipe pant.
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At Rag & Bone, military details like elastic cording and bungee details gave the silk skirts and separates an edge.
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Immaculate geometry and tough textures made Versace's spring collection perfect for the modern fashion warrior.
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