Would You Wear a Turban? Boho Lives On at Fashion Week
Mara Hoffman makes Earth Mothers sexy!
Imagine a dimly lit room with a band playing moody electro and that was the vibe of Mara Hoffman’s fall presentation. It was Earth Mother meets Boho meets warrior woman, with a dash of “have you seen my Patchouli oil?”
Bold stripes, chunky Peruvian knits and really slim fitting dresses (no, models don’t wear Spanx), animal and tribal prints made up Mara’s fall collection.
While there aren’t many occasions you can wear a hooded, deep vee-backed black zebra print gown, or an orange tribal print knotted bodice strapless gown (oh, don’t you wish you had one or two), you can’t but admire the workmanship and the vision.
Mara’s gal is strong and an individualist who has a great body. There was a black and white horizontal Peruvian knit sweater jacket thrown over a tomato red maxi dress that could make traffic stop because it was so cool. Take the jacket and throw it over jeans and you can go anywhere. Need something to tease the ex? Grab that red dress — he’d drool.
There were solid and small print gowns adorned with criss-crossed tassels. Two gowns, one in black and one in a tiny print, had matching veils (think Bedouin chic). Slim cut pants (again, everybody say “diet”), and a great black passementerie adorned cropped jacket could really, really go anywhere and with anything.
There were two dolman sleeved, belted sweaters-one in gray and one in graphic print/dotted combination that if you paired it with a slim skirt or jeans, wouldn’t look costumey, but cool.
Many models wore turbans and big sunglasses. Turbans have been inching along the comeback trail for awhile. If anything, they’re a great way to conquer a bad hair day.
Haute hippies everywhere will adore the collection the way it stands. For the rest of us, breaking down the looks into what we can really wear and feel comfy in, is your safest bet.
Tell us: are you still into the Boho look,or do you want to move on to something else?
PJ Gach is the Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.