#NFW Mara Hoffman Show Deniss February 7, 2014 Designers, Fashion Weeks, MESSFashion Day three of New York Fashion Week saw Mara Hoffman’s eclectic S/S 2015 designs make their way down the catwalk to a tumultuous reception. The New York based designer takes most of her inspirations from nature, foreign travel and fantasy which is beautifully demonstrated in this most recent collection. The spring/summer 2015 designs draw upon elements of the 60s hippy-chic silhouette and combine with the youthful vibes of the modern festival aesthetic to create a strikingly vibrant colour pop for the sunny season. The talented designer gives tribal fashion a new definition with her eye-catching, prints in varying ethnic hues. Hoffman was quoted backstage at her show saying, “This collection is about straight-up happiness. I know that sounds hippie-dippie, but it’s real.” She wasn’t being light hearted, her collection was definitely a celebration of colour! The powerful pieces featured embroidered kaftans, tie-dye jumpsuits and printed maxi dresses in all shades of the rainbow. The designs were cleverly accessorised with knee-length hair braids, a fresh faced makeup look and chunky gold jewellery to highlight the effortless beauty of the look. Hoffman didn’t fail to come up to standard with her previous Spring/Summer collections, in which we saw many wonderfully bright prints and bold shapes slung over downy frames, strut down the runway. A favourite for this year’s collection would be the return to the focus on key swimwear, with Hoffman bringing out her signature bold, cut-out pieces in beautifully bright prints. Let’s hope next years collection impresses us just as much!