Is Star Wars the most popular franchise in the history of pop culture? How do you do a mashup of this with a down-to-earth designer with a love of desert prints? Mara Hoffman and her creative team were able to reference the galaxy far far away for her fall 2015 collection with simple tricks of styling.
The backdrop to the runway looked like any other desert sunset, except it was a scene of Tatooine's twin moons from the Star Wars films. The soundtrack opened with the recognizable musical notes of the Star Wars theme. However, the clothing itself? There was not one piece that had an obvious reference to the movies.
There were a lot of cozy wraps and ponchos. The stylist did wrap the pieces in a way that resembled Natalie Portman's Padme character in one of the films. What really took it to the space fantasy level? The epic braided hairstyles on the models. The models hair was a variation of loose crown braid and twin braids down the back, a look I predict will spread across the style set (starting with myself).
The woven patterns and prints within the collection had Native American or desert references. Long legged rompers were layered with cocoon-like coats. There several knits in a subdued warm grey color which was a departure for Mara Hoffman. Necklaces were often arched with fringe hanging below.
photos by Mariana Leung
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