Mara Hoffman F/W 2011 Collection
Mysterious, powerful and exotic describe the presentation for the Mara Hoffman Fall/Winter 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection. The line, composed of floor-sweeping, softly-draped stretch georgette, chiffon and silk jersey dresses with heavy Peruvian knits, coats and separates, conjured scenes of a harem of celestial mystic goddesses deep in a fiery woodland. The spirited collection was transcended by turbans, tassels, braiding, embroidery and bold statement jewelry by All For The Mountain.
Crowds were drawn to dramatic, hooded-gowns fit for a modern-day gypsy queen. Punches of red and jewel-toned shades punctuated the swell of graphic tribal prints, which included geometric shapes, feather camouflage, zebra and dreamcatcher.
Lottie for Make Up For Ever and Martin Christopher Harper for Cutler conspired to create a make-up and hair collaboration resulting in natural faces with muted lips, smoldering eyes and tousled waves. Nails were amped to another level with what looked like black candle wax-dipped fingertips.
Adding to the hallowed and fluid feel of the presentation, expertly styled by Hoffman and Lysa Cooper, was Japanese band Water Fai.
A very pregnant Hoffman explained the “where veil meets turban” collection was inspired by her artist (and husband) Javier Piñón.
By Elizabeth Rose
(Image thanks to Temple of Glam)