Summary: I will forever have a biased opinion of Mara Hoffman since purchasing a 70% off low-cut Pucci-print inspired dress that stays in my closet out of fear of getting ruined by the outside world (ie, having a drink spilled or some copycat rip the fabric off my back…trust me it’s that fabulous). But biased or unbiased, the Mara Hoffman Spring ’09 show was a force to be reckoned with that no humanitarian can deny. The "around the world" themed show featured prints, textures, and fabrics inspired primarily by Asia and India, but included many a look that displayed the "Map" print. Additionally, the "Mara tote," was a sleek but sophisticated way to jet set around the world- whether you’re flying coach or happen to be upgraded to first class.
Both the Chiffon Garland Devotion Sari and the Chiffon Mirror Kaftan Gown were some of the best I’ve seen on the spring runways to date-infusing a global vision into a comparatively tiny Manhattan park. Between the Chiffon Letters Gown, a personal favorite of mine, and the Slouch Pants which seem to be leg-slimming despite my predictable hatred of anything that tapers at the ankle, the only thing I’ll be needing after shopping Mara Hoffman this spring is my passport.
Color Palette: White, Beige, Tan, Black, Marigold, Orange, Purple, Light Blue, Aqua, Red, Blush, Magenta,Lilac, Green
Textures & Fabrics: Brushed Cotton, Rope Appliqué, Crepe de Chine, Stripe Tassel, Leather, "Map," "Letters," "Henna Twist," Silk Jersey, Chiffon, "Mirror," Canvas
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Chiffon Stripe Layer Dress with Cotton Sleeveless Vest; Chiffon Map Gown; Chiffon Mirror Kaftan Gown; Sari Bikini
– Jaclyn London
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