For Spring 2013, Mara Hoffman takes us on a journey to the Hawaiian islands and its culture, taking inspiration from the word "Aloha". From surfing to lounging at the beach or resort can be visualized through vibrant colors and colorful prints on swimsuits and board shorts. Silk chiffon gowns and flowing dresses are beautiful and effortless. A cropped bustier paired with a quilt applique full skirt portrays a chic hula skirt look.
Vivid prints include Aloha geometric abstracts in stone and sky, medicine wheel in white, navy and desert (inspired by herbs, flowers and healing remedies), shields in coral and turquoise, quilt print, desert sand and solid colors including vanilla, magenta, poppy, green and black. Neutrals and metallic accents balance out vibrant prints and bold color blocking.
- Kim Weling