“It’s a show. It’s not serious, but it’s supposed to inspire,” she said of her collection, which featured drawings and artwork of women’s faces. “I want to get swimwear to continue the pretty,” she added, stopping to give a model her own white petticoat that she tucked under the model’s red sparkle belt.
For her collection, Mara Hoffman said she was inspired by Indian mythology.
“We really try to tell a story from head to toe,” she said.
A neon print of the Hindu god Ganesh, or removal of obstacles, made its way onto a one-piece and cropped top. Models had the evil eye painted on their foreheads along with beaded necklaces.
A fan favorite was Hoffman’s array of dresses, from tight minis to maxis that flowed on the runway. A body-hugging long dress featured a snake print in different blue tones while a chiffon dress was draped in a tropical print featuring garlands with a black background.
Rose gold — from the shoes to necklaces and arm cuffs — made a splash at the Cia.Maritimia show, which relaunched in Miami under the name CM.
Brazilian designer Benny Rosset was inspired by “the people that travel all around the world.”
Pops of orange made their way into the collection, as did a blue Mallorca print paired with a side-string bikini bottom — the print was also featured on a body suit and skirt. Another bright print included a pink mystic tank top and gypsy high waist retro bottom topped with a bold blue necklace.
A bandeau top and long skirt in a leopard print with orange ombre at the bottom closed out the show.