Called “Mexican Mamas,” boho style queen Mara Hoffman‘s spring presentation at Lincoln Center was a tribute to the women of Mexico. Inspired by Frida Kahlo, the colorful collection of fluid skirts, dresses and jumpsuits was crafted from custom-designed silk prints manufactured north of the border right here in the U.S.
Unapologetically girly, Leanne Marshall‘s Spring Summer 2012 collection was a vision in canary yellows and baby blues. Though feminine and flirty, the poofy frocks and floor length gowns demonstrated serious skill in their layered construction.
While Bono and wife Ali Hewson’s ethical brand EDUN shied away from being overtly ethnic in the past, the collection took a bold turn this season with African-inspired prints and handiwork. One of our favorite pieces was a simple black frock made by a group of Kenyan artisan nuns known as the “crochet sisters.”