I love a designer who stays true to her spirit animal... Mara Hoffman had her signature prints with a tribal touch for Fall 2013. Instead of a dark and somber palette that her colleagues liked to use this season, she threw in tons of neon pop color. I guess she decided the frigid weather of NYC was not going to dictate her palette.
Fall 2013 was inspired by "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves". She imagined a caravan of mystics with prints containing a kaleidoscope of elephants and peacocks. Embroidered motifs were features with leopard beading trickster motifs.
Mara Hoffman manages to strike the perfect balance between West Coast cool casual and urban sophistication. The boots on the runway were a perfect example. They had a vague cowboy boot silhouette, but the cosmopolitan metallic cap toe details for city streets.
photos by David TW Leung