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NYFW Fall 2015: Mara Hoffman Review

Abbie Stellar |
February 15, 2015 | 9:28 a.m. PST

Staff Reporter
Mara Hoffman's Fall 2015 collection (Frazer Harrison/Getty)
Mara Hoffman's Fall 2015 collection (Frazer Harrison/Getty)
This Valentine’s Day, Mara Hoffman gave Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week a sartorial splendor. With her Fall 2015 desert chic collection, the designer stunned with a lovely lineup of jumpsuits, dresses, coats, wraps and two-piece sets. Incorporating horizon-replicating stripes in rose pink, peach, gray, black, white and light lunar-glow blues, Mara Hoffman took the audience on a Saharan safari.

With her signature use of print, highlighting and stylizing bold, attention-grabbing patterns, Hoffman included pieces ranging from the sunset-on-the-horizon lines of color to a white and shimmering gold sunburst design. Her show quenched the thirst of all wandering, parched fashionistas. 

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One look in particular that stood out featured a print of stacked colors to imitate the sands of the desert and the illuminating colors of the sky as the sun rises or sets. This sweater dress was simply styled with a small blue pendant necklace and gray over-the-knee, high-heeled boots. This elegant take on Hoffman's usually festival fun fashion upped the ante for the coming season.

The sweater, which fastened in the middle, left room for a plain, but clean, suave dress underneath. This look created a deep "V" where the sweater wasn’t hooked and emphasized the designer’s creative genius. She transported her audience from the blustery cold of New York to the sunny sand dunes. 

Unlike in previous shows, Hoffman’s prints appeared to have a more subdued tonality. However, that did not detract whatsoever from her incredibly visually appealing collection this season. Her use of deep "V" pieces, sweaters, blouses and drapey dresses, as well as jumpsuits were styled precisely. Giving a sophisticated, layered look adorned with long necklaces and braided crowns, Mara Hoffman displayed her collection in such a way that she slaked the desire of any wandering fashion mogul searching for a way out of her stylistic drought. 

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