Runway Review: If you lust for prints with edge, Mara Hoffman stayed true to her roots.
Mara Hoffman, known for her uniquely rich prints that always manage to not wear the wearer, kept her fans happy with a foray into deep and rich patterns in her fall / winter 2012 “South American Shaman Cowboys” themed collection.
Prints include Tassles, Magic Carpet, Stars, Meteorite, and Kilim with some added layers of intricate beading or leather appliqués. Looking closely, you could see the third eye symbol as a running thread in the collection.
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There were plenty of long and flowy chiffon silky dresses & tunics worn over pants with breezy cut-out details, either slit sleeves or open backs for the girl who can definitely go braless. Maxi dresses had flowy slits to create movement when you walk. Easy fitting jumpsuits were styled with platform booties to keep balance.
If all this easy breezy openness is too light for fall, don’t fret, There were smart blanket coats, cozy sweaters, ponchos and oversize wool Magic Carpet print scarves to keep you warm and toasty.
Styling details include frizzy 70’s hair and wide-brimmed hats, the breakout hat of the season. Here’s how to wear it.
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Photos: Mara Hoffman