Designer Spotlight: Mara Hoffman, Ethnic-Inspired FashionWednesday, February 19, 2014
A contemporary designer who's made this style her signature is Mara Hoffman. From Fall 2014:
These were my favorite looks from her last season that just showed at NYFW:
I'm not sure what it is I like so much about global indigenous styles. I love the vivid colors and the long, feminine silhouettes. I love the gold accents and geometric shapes. But most of all I think, I love the attention to detail and craftsmanship that goes into all the hand-embroidery and embellishments. There's something about knowing someone's time and talent went into crafting a piece that makes it special. And I appreciate designers who are able to take those traditional styles and make them contemporary and accessible to everyone.