Mara Hoffman’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection was another sign of fashion’s recent obsession with the ’70s.
In a statement Hoffman said she was really inspired by Willie Nelson’s “Blue Skies” leading to a ’70s Americana feel for to the collection seen at New York Fashion Week. The collection included stars and stripes, jumpsuits and images of country wheat fields.
The patterns were set against soft fabrics, such as the stars on chiffon, landscapes of twill and the wheat fields on gauze, creating a more contemporary through the juxtaposition.
To keep the looks modern Mara Hoffman kept the color palette in soft pastels and neutral tones, occasionally sending all white looks down the runway with saturated rainbow hues. Some of the light prints were more reminiscent of the psychedelic elements of the 1960s and ’70s.
The runway show brought in the many including singer Justine Skye, bloggers Aimee Song, Jaycee Duprie and Kelly Framel and influencers such as Nigel Barker and Langley Fox Hemingway.