Somehow Mara Hoffman manages to make her signature prints, sheer flowy kaftans and high-waisted bikinis fresh every season. From her 2012 swim show, which took place at the Raleigh Hotel by its historic pool, we particularly loved the low-slung beachy harem pants. Models wore platforms and painted faces. The overall tribal/hippie feel of the runway show brought to mind the music of the Akron/Family which we witnessed a few years ago at SXSW. Their fans, who sported feathers, war paint and bare feet, were just about as rabid as we are for Mara Hoffman’s amazing creations.
And after seeing Ms. Hoffman at seven months pregnant (with twins!) during New York fashion week in February, she was looking impressively slim when she took her bow on the runway!
Robyn Ross and Wendy Chernin contributed to this post.