Rise embroidered cream linen shift dress with striped bodice and black knit turtleneck
Belted Starbasket chiffon gown with long sleeves
Tufted chiffon landscape long-sleeve gown
Mara Hoffman presented her 38-piece Fall 2015 collection for MBFW/NYFW at Lincoln Center, the Salon. Generally when I think of Mara Hoffman, I think wild, graphic, psychedelic prints. She still threw in some bold prints, but I thought this presentation was a bit more tame, a more reserved Mara Hoffman if I dare say. It still had the Mara Hoffman signatures and touches so I’m still on board! And it was such an honor to be at this runway. My 1st time for Mara Hoffman and I definitely hope to be there for many more shows & seasons to come!
Cream tweed cross front Luke suit
Triad CDC Gown
Riser embroidered cream linen shirtdress with black, peach, blue, teal stripes
Aviation was a bit of an underlying inspiration with this collection. The runway show music was of the same nature, taking flight, gears grinding, sounds of a plane taking off. You could also see it in many of the pieces, whether it was the styling, very reminiscent of this stylized trend, especially the tall tan boots, which I loved BTW, or the knit shawls! But a lot of the prints too had the same vibe.
Triad CDC Gown
Trapunto twill coat with Starbasket Jacquard knit shawl
White Trapunto star vest with black and cream tweed jumpsuit
As I mentioned earlier, this was a tamer Mara Hoffman than I’m used to seeing. There were still some vibrant pops of colors though, mainly in the more wild prints, tangerine, lime green, and red. But a lot of the prints and/or colors, were a bit more subtle, somewhat more muted, deep purple, light teal, soft pink, just to name a few. I really liked these lighter, softer color choices. It showed a different side for me to Mara’s work, and that is always a great aspect to have as a designer. I loved seeing her be forward thinking and innovative for this upcoming fall season!
Blue Connector crepe strapless jumpsuit
There were so many standout pieces in this collection. I loved the blue/purple/grey jumpsuit, the mixed media black sheer dresses, the ivory look below, and the black/ivory/rose pink satin dresses, just to name a few! There is just so much one could do with these looks. You could layer them up, pair them with knee-high boots as we saw here, and make it work for the colder east coast vibe. Or, you could un-layer the looks, so to speak, pair with some flats or sandals, and then BOOM, you are ready to hit up the West coast! These are high fashion RTW looks, daring and oh so very bold. A burgeoning fashionista would no doubt want a few of these pieces to make sure she stood out no matter her destination!
Crepe back satin dress with front and back keyhole in ivory
Blue Connector Ponte cross front dress with an open weave turtleneck
CDC connector buttondown and full skirt
Special guests in attendance were actress Juliette Lewis, Jeannette McCurdy, Teen Vogue’s style editor Andrew Bevin, singer Kate Nash, fashion stylist Madison Guest, Victoria Justice, Nana Meriweather.
Tufted chiffon landscape fitted bodice midi gown
Show credits —
Black brushed cotton apron dress with Tessellate turtleneck
- PR & Front of House — Laforce + Stevens
- Casting — Zan Casting
- Hair — Thomas Osborn & Adriana Papaleo for Catwalk by Tigi
- Stylist — Richard Ruiz
- Production — Judith Rice
- Makeup — Lottie for Maybelline NY
- Music — Ben Brunnemer
- Nails — Alicia Torello for Zoya
- Set — Andrea Huelse
- Jewelry — Erin Considine
- Additional Credit — Bridgewater Candle Company
Tessellate CDC Maxi Shift Dress with long sleeves
So remember — Keep your feet on the ground, hands in the sky, and allow the force to be with you at all times! 🙂