Finally made my way to Lincoln Center on Saturday to catch the Mara Hoffman show! As some of you know, I am working with a NY designer for Fashion Week doing their social media so I have been preoccupied. BUT this was sensational! Nick from TIGI talked about Mara’s inspiration: 70’s, California and the desert dryness that inspired the beauty look SS15.
My good friend JAN from the AMPTEAM came by to hang out with me! Yay!
Mara Hoffman’s name is synonymous with her electric prints, but for Spring she set out to prove her evolution and range as a designer. “I do fabrications. I do silhouettes. I do a whole lot more than just blasting you with neon prints,” she said backstage before her runway show. “I wanted to shift the equation and create something that reflected more of my own personal aesthetic. I want my girl to grow and hope she comes along with me on the trip.” Scaling back those in-your-face graphics made for a tranquil, easier collection that ultimately captured Hoffman’s mantra: “Be light.”
The first look out—a white linen button-down paired with matching wide-leg culottes—exemplified this season’s new, softer direction. Continuing to work with natural fabrics and a muted color palette, Hoffman whipped up relaxed pieces including a floor-sweeping terra-cotta-hued bandeau dress, and a woven shirt-and-trousers set with faded rainbow stripes. More often than not, patterns were incorporated in the form of beading (a dégradé checkerboard slip, in particular, earned high marks) or embroidery (Hoffman’s favorite group featured “electrolyte” needlework). And while the designer largely moved away from her signature prints here, she couldn’t help but sprinkle a “harvest” motif resembling cannabis leaves throughout the lineup. Hoffman took her finale bow in a cute cutout jumpsuit splashed with the mood-lifting pattern, which is sure to become a hit among her loyal, free-spirited customers. Talk about a high point.
There’s something exquisite about Katie Gallagher new SS15 Collection. Perhaps it’s make-up artist Romero Jennings iridescent face, or creative director Nick Erwin’s unruly yet airy doo.
Better yet it’s a combination of the two, complimenting an almost ethereal collection. Ms. Gallagher’s inspiration this season is sad romance. Think ghostly yet beautiful, pieces range from flowy to fitted to just a little bit of funk and fun, wrapped in tool. Highlights on the skin accentuate the cheek and brow bones.
Gloss on cheek, lips and eyelids giving the skin a glass-like effect, paired with a reddish brown natural tint around the eye with nude eye pencil inside to give a little freshness create a light, delicate look almost too perfect for this world.
CATWALK by TIGI Global Creative Director Nick Irwin created a low-key, romantic ponytail for the Katie Gallagher SS15 presentation to complement the designer’s Fantasm collection.
To top it off (literally) the hair is pulled back, with a little dry shampoo added to make it look a little messy, a bit of a beachy texture, giving the entire look a modern feel to it that’s off the beaten path yet beautiful