Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall ’14: Mara Hoffman’s Continuous Journey

February 17, 2014 • Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Fall '14

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Summary: “The journey continues” with Mara Hoffman’s Fall ’14 collection. Inspired by landscapes and textiles of Northern Africa, Hoffman incorporates Moroccan rugs, Bedouin jewelry and camels in the Egyptian desert to her adventurous collection.

Known for the carefree spirit of her clothing, Mara Hoffman adds a level of sophistication this season with her choice of colors and silhouettes. Black is notably the most popular color sent down this runway—elevating several graphic prints and adding a demure touch to an intricate, braided dress. Long wool coats and slim pants walk side by side silk jumpsuits and body conscience dresses. But for those of you who are missing Mara Hoffman’s vibrant style, there is no shortage of colorful detailing. Beaded caftans, sequined tunics and fringe outerwear in colors of desert sand added much excitement to the many dark looks. The show closed with a dramatic beaded gown and a matching floor length veil leaving everyone dreaming of warmer weather and planning their next holiday.

Fabrics and Textures: Wool jacquard, silk chiffon, fringe neoprene, braided silk, sequins and beads

Colors: Black, bright turquoise and pinks, cream and silver

Key Looks: Silver seed bead gown and veil, black braided fringe deep V gown, star jacquard coat, turtleneck and pants, sequins checkers tunic and pants, pyramid step strapless silk jumpsuit

– Christine Hopkins

Photos: NYMag

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