N.Y. Fashion Week: Mara Hoffman's Bedouin warrior women

Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic

NEW YORK -- Mara Hoffman rocked the casbah with her Bedouin-chic fall 2014 collection shown Saturday afternoon at New York Fashion Week.

The inspiration: Art, textiles, landscapes and jewelry of North Africa. Rugs of Morocco, camels of the Egyptian desert.

The look: Bedouin warrior

Key pieces: Rainbow star jacquard coat. Tribal galactic print maxi-dress. Sequin-embroidered chiffon tunic and pants. Sweater with kissing camels intarsia design. Black silk strapless jumpsuit with stair-step detail. Blanket poncho. Black silk braided blazer, bustier and pants. Fringe print neoprene moto jacket. Silver seed-beaded caftan.

The verdict: Pure boho fun, with lots of happy pieces to wear. Hoffman is on a roll. Look out for her latest collaboration, with Havaianas flip-flops, this spring. A home collection is in the pipeline too.


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