MARA HOFFMAN resort 2012 swimwear
MARA HOFFMAN, known for her colorful bohemian Ready-to-Wear and Swimwear, showed her Resort 2012 Swim runway collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami. Hoffman’s traveling muse continues on her worldly excursions this year, starting with explorations of Egyptian ruins and a mystical Sarcophagus. She explores street bazaars, where bright colors pop from the stands in the dust. This inspiration appears throughout the collection, with Hoffman’s typical tongue-in-cheek humor, creating new bold and colorful original prints. This season Mara introduced cotton voile and silk cashmere layering pieces and canvas Beach bags in Ibis and Tut prints as well as tassle pom-pom bag. FDM selects of what’s to come for 2012 by brigitte segura.
The show was followed by an After-Party with Skintimate to debut a line of cans designed by Hoffman, which took place at WET at W South Beach and attended by Whitney Port, Shenae Grimes featuring performance by DJ Mia Moretti + Violinist Caitlin Moe, complete with a Synchronized Swim show.
*PHOTO of designer Mara Hoffman by Frazer Harrison | Getty Images | Mercedes-Benz, all others by Randy Brooke