NYFW Fall 2015: Star Wars Meets Coachella at Mara Hoffman

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Disclaimer: I still have not watched Star Wars.

What happens when Luke Skywalker is your muse for New York Fashion Week? Expect a vibrant bohemia reminiscent of ’70s hippie culture and optimistic ideas of the future. Bohemian queen, Mara Hoffman, opened her fall 2015 show with the Star Wars theme song complete with a southwestern desert backdrop that was a breath of fresh air from the ice and slush sweeping NYC. There’s a reason Hoffman’s shows always have a huge turnout of bloggers, editors, and celebrities, and it’s because you can always expect something innovative, effortless and easily adaptable for your wardrobe.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Star Wars inspiration on the runway. Last year, Rodarte and Preen released (very different) futuristic collections based on the sci-fi series. What makes Hoffman’s collection distinctive is the authentic ’70s flower child spirit that embodies her designs and reflects her brand. From earthy palettes and geometric prints to crown braids and laid back jumpsuits layered over turtlenecks (a great sartorial tip for maximizing your summer wardrobe in winter), Hoffman successfully adapts Coachella Valley for NYC.

In addition to the bold prints above, here are some other looks I loved from the show:

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Of course I was also fawning over the hairstyles, and since I don’t know how to braid my hair (I know I can’t be the only one), I hurried over to TRESemmé after the show to copy the look. Or at least adapt it to my shorter, human hair.

#brokenbraids at #MaraHoffman #AW15 by #ThomasOsbourne using @CATWALKbyTIGI #nyfw #mbfw #beauty

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Check out my Pinterest board for more runway inspiration from New York Fashion Week.

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Diane Taha

  • AWESOME! I am a huge Star Wars fan and I loved that a fashion designer used it for inspiration. Everything in these photos emulates the story, landscape, and environment of the Star Wars movies. Well done!

    • Her collection really makes me want to watch Star Wars now. Good to know that it perfectly reflects the movies :)

      • Definitely start with the older movies from the late 70s and early 80s and then watch the new ones with Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen. :) Enjoy!