Ladies, picture this: a hot Miami night, a million dollar mansion, models debuting the hottest swimsuit designs for 2016, and a swarm of people waiting to get in to view them. This was exactly the image on July 18th, 2015, when Mara Hoffman debuted her 2016 Resort Collection at Casa Casuarina, formerly the Versace Mansion, during Swim Week. And can we tell you, the presentation was nothing short of breathtaking. Mara Hoffman is a designer powerhouse, celebrated for her prismatic ethnic prints, boho-chic silhouettes, and figure flattering cuts that swimsuit enthusiasts and celebrities alike can’t seem to get enough of. Typical of Mara Hoffman, we were expecting to see her style staples – like cut-out one pieces, bohemian cover ups, and printed fabrics to make any girl swoon – with a twist, possibly some wrap tops here and there, innovative resort wear pieces, and new swim silhouettes. But, we simply couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw the pieces for Mara Hoffman 2016; the inspiration from Morocco was omnipresent: gorgeous prints evoking the bustling city of Marrakesh, deep jewel tones that shine under the desert sun, and harem-inspired resort wear pieces that would make you the envy of every Moroccan Queen.
Here are a few trends to watch out for in the 2016 Resort Collection:
(1) Ethereal Ethnic Prints:
Of course, you can’t have a Mara Hoffman show without her classic prints! Mara Hoffman has a knack for creating collections based off of stellar ethic and Aztec inspired prints, each containing unique color schemes and patterns that mimic works of art. This year, you will see a mixture of several kinds of prints in the resort line, including florals, geometric patterns, and animal prints. With so many kinds of designs, the collection really caters to every girl, no matter her fashion taste.
(2) Floral Fantasy:
Keeping up with current swim trends, the 2016 collection is also studded with floral prints. Some feature vibrant neon hues, while other feature muted colors – like pastels – to bring out your softer side.
(3) White on White:
A big surprise for Mara Hoffman’s 2016 presentation was her use of solid white on several pieces in the collection. We’re so used to her amaze-balls prints that we forget how powerful a solid color can present in person, especially when you mix a solid color with Mara Hoffman’s classic swim silhouettes. From sultry one pieces and bikinis to stunning dresses and tunics, white was splashed across several swim and resort styles, and we simply couldn’t get enough of it! Bring on the white hot heat in these sassy style staples.
(4) Retro Done Right:
Carried over into the 2016 season are retro-inspired cuts; from high waisted bottoms to high neck crop tops, Mara Hoffman is the go-to brand for your vintage-inspired swimwear fix.
(5) Crazy for Cut Outs:
Mara Hoffman is no stranger to cut out swimsuits, and the 2016 collection definitely did not lack this trend. Prevalent in the presentation were cut outs and strappy detailing on monokinis, high waisted bikini bottoms, and a few resort wear pieces. Nothing says “sexy” like a cut out one piece.
We are dying from anticipation to get our hands on this collection, and we can’t wait to add some of these pieces to our 2016 swimwear collection. What trend(s) are you most excited for?