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The Egyptian desert does conjure fall-ish attire, but with so much crappy winter weather we’ve been having as of late, Mara Hoffman’s airy collection was a perfect escape into an exotic world that we desperately need. The New York-based designer is known for delivering eclectic collections, however, this fall/winter 2014-15 line was beyond anything imaginable.
Inspired by art, landscapes, textiles, and jewelry of Northern Africa, Hoffman brought forth the most gorgeous and stunning patterns atop crop-tops, long-waisted skirts, matching pants and turtlenecks (who knew a turtlenecks could be this fabulous?!), silk jumpsuits, and maxi dresses.
The Parsons School of Design graduate, who launched her line in 2000, showcased refined embellishments from embroidery to sequins, mixed against Hoffman’s signature prints in a vast array of textures and silhouettes. Some highlights include a silver seed-beaded gown and veil, and a pyramid sequin jumpsuit with matching maxi skirt. All items were accessorized with gold arm and wrist bracelets and necklaces by Filili by Luiny.