It’s finally here, the week I’ve dreamed of from a far for years now. But this year I’m living in the city where it’s all happening and I’m attending the events and a show. I’ve had my outfit bought and picked out before I was even given an invite. My first fashion week show was Mara Hoffman Spring/Summer 2016. I have always loved Mara’s designs so I knew with her whimsical style it was going to be a very creative display. I arrive early to the Skylight at Clarkson Square where I am greeted by about a dozen photographers. Suddenly they all start snapping pictures so naturally I look behind me for what celeb must be walking down the street just to realize they are taking my picture of what I’m wearing. I’m sure my confused face will be great for the street style section! I stand waiting with other ladies who also are wearing heels that are killing their feet as we all try and get out of the wind that is blowing our perfectly piled hair a little too much for comfort. Finally after what seemed like hours (It probably was) they start admitting us. We enter into a lobby where there is a little bar serving tea, coffee, or water. There is also a wall filled with fashion publications of all sorts all dedicated to NYFW. I walk into the room where the show will take place, there are white benches staggered throughout the room for seating and a backdrop on the runway that pictures blue skies and wheat fields.The show starts forty minutes late but that I’ve found is normal in the fashion industry. Beautiful models start walking out all sporting a fabric bandana which matches each unusable with two of the longest braids I’ve ever seen falling on each side of their faces. The collection was a twist on the classic Mara Hoffman style. The collection included stars, stripes, pastels, cowboy hats, and blue skies. Instead of patterns that were full of bright colors and things you’d only see in your imagination, these shapes and patterns were familiar and all american. Each look was accompanied by Willie Nelson songs on repeat. Don’t worry, if you didn’t get your dose of overalls they are set to return next season but this time in a pastel pink with thin stripes. Plunging necklines and flowy maxi dresses with low backs will also be making their return. All in all the collection was so beautiful and I am obsessed with the all american theme with a hint of 70’s shapes. Though a change for Mara’s known esthetic, the bohemian look was seen throughout keeping to her style. As amazing as the week has been with all the fashion week events, I can’t wait to catch up on some Z’s!
Have a great week my loves! XO, Lish