Mara Hoffman Spring 2012: Mexican Mamas and Maybe Mara Hoffman Kids?
Attending Hoffman’s Spring presentation, aptly named “Mara Mexicana,” was like being at a fiesta with Mariachi bands to boot. While Hoffman drew inspiration from famed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, the cheerful patterns and colors undoubtedly channeled the designer’s personal life. “It was time for celebrating life and enjoying the fruits of our labor,” Hoffman said. “I just had a baby and thought, 'It’s time for life, it’s time for color'." The collection boasted six different prints in palates from neon to neutral. There were laid back rompers with eye popping Aztec prints in oranges and blue, sheer silk crepe tunics, and dashikis with neon embroideries (a nod to her swimwear collection).