A woman known for her print, Mara Hoffman’s latest showcase didn’t disappoint! With Aztec prints, and tapestry motifs and with each model wearing Mayan talismanic charm necklaces, her spiritual inspirations were visable from the word go. For me this was one of my favourite shows all week because it was made up of two of my favourite things; maxi dresses and over sized cloaks – which in my opinion are the most effortlessly glamorous way to keep cozy in the winter. Gaucho hats were paired with desert head scarves, printed maxis with sheer shirts; all wonderfully wearable combinations. This whole collection was essentially my dream A/W wardrobe.
It was clear which eras had influenced Amy Smilovic’s a/w Tibi collection. She had combined her two favourite decades and fused together the classic shapes from each, the 90’s trouser suit and the 60’s shift. There was a large focus on tailoring, cropped front pleated trousers were teamed with double breasted blazers, were worn over crisp buttoned up shirts and oversized polar necks. With flashes of tartan and a palette of academic greys, blue and white, there was something undeniably school girl about the whole thing. What might have been a dull palette was broken up bird motif print and a wealth of different textures, adding metallic accents to matted-down collection of fabrics.
Diane von Furstenberg
Seductive, sophisticated and of course glamorous, the three traits that have come to define the DVF brand. Her A/W winter collection, according to the lady herself, was all “about seduction,” and being about to be “glamorous at a moment’s notice.” It was a dressed up affair; colour blocking separates broken up by wide belts, form fitting dresses worn under oversized belted coats and of course prints, lots of prints, it wouldn’t be a DVF show without them.