Designer Mara Hoffman, known for her colorful, bohemian collections and original custom-designed prints, made a triumphant return to the New York runway this season, showing her Fall/Winter collection yesterday to a jam-packed crowd in the Stage at Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
The front row at the show included Beth Riesgraf ,Whitney Port, Louise Roe, Shanna Moakler, Torrey DeVitto, June Ambrose, Nigel Barker, Miss J Alexander, Cory Kennedy, Nathalie Rock and many more.
This season, Hoffman’s inspiration was “South American Shaman Cowboys.” The collection featured an array of beautiful original prints, with a heavy element of intricate beading on many of the pieces. Knits and coats feature leather applique details. The third eye symbol makes subtle appearances throughout the collection as well, incorporated into prints and beading. Prints include Tassles, Magic Carpet, Stars, Meteorite (featuring astrology and Mayan calendar references), and Kilim (inspired by Turkish prayer rugs).
An array of dresses offered many options for Hoffman’s loyal fans, including long chiffon floating gowns, along with short fitted dresses with sexy cut-out details.
A great show to kick off Fashion week; more coverage to come!