Mara Hoffman Fall 2012

When & where: Saturday, February 11 at 2 p.m., the Stage, Lincoln Center
Runway recap: It's been several seasons since Mara Hoffman has done a proper runway show—her most recent outings have been pretty limited presentations, so it was exciting to see the full range of options for wearing her signature graphic prints and patterns, this season with a mystical South American vibe (complete with hat-and-headscarf styling). There were many of the flowing maxi dresses Hoffman is perhaps most famous for, but this season, the newness came in tiered silhouettes and styles that combined beaded patterns with solid knits. Hoffman also showed a bunch of great sweaters and printed pants, sure to be a hit among the fedora-wearing hipsters in the audience.

Bonus points: As befits Hoffman's cool, downtown audience, the music was some of the best I've heard so far this season, with "Ritual Union" by Little Dragon, "Truth" by Alexander, and "Genesis" by Grimes. Shazam didn't work for the 3rd song, however, so if anyone out there knows what it was, please let me know!

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