NYFW: Day 3 Ruffian and Mara Hoffman

Here is a round-up from two of Saturday’s shows. Stay tuned later for more news from the runway!

Ruffian: Set to the sounds of church bells, and described with “monastic opulence, tailored volume and sober religious silhouettes” in the programs, there was a clear religious influence in the Ruffian Fall 2014 show. The best part of the collection was the unicorn tapestry print, which in jacket formation was wearable and cool. Styling with red tights brought some much-needed lightness and color, and worked well. While I prefer the recent nods to the 90s over a throwback to the Renaissance, I thought the collection was beautiful and well done. Also, the hats were pretty freaking awesome.

Ruffian Fall 2014 Source: Style.com

Ruffian Fall 2014
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Mara Hoffman:

It is my opinion that Mara Hoffman should be in charge of creating all the prints in the entire world. This collection was so good it almost makes me want to cry. Printed kaftans, colorful prints, and looks that make you want to fly to the nearest beach are all things we’ve come to expect from Hoffman, and this season was no exception. The gold arm bands and necklaces are incredible, and went well with hair dipped into a gold braids. The luxe bohemian look is something Hoffman does oh-so-well, effortlessly mixing daytime looks featuring fringe with evening gowns with extravagant beadwork. I want it all.

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Close up of hair by TGI Catwalk and the beadwork

All white look featuring fringe
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Mixed prints have never looked so good
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Notable Moment:

This look. Yeah. Awesome.
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Written by Sarah Murray

Edited by Stephanie Unter

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