WHEN + WHERE: New York Fashion Week, at Open
House Gallery (201 Mulberry Street between Kenmare and Spring).
Welcome back to the late sixties and early seventies a la Marianne
Faithfull. We love Mara’s fabric selection of washed silks, printed chiffons,
and velvet chiffon burnout. There were interesting silhouettes, abstract prints, and detailed designs with a span of
dark and soft colors, and bold prints in darker tones lightened-up with pops of red, green, blue and purple.
Ms. Hoffman’s artsy way of presenting included showing an original film, a collage-like dream setting following witches as they fall into “Hysterical Levitation”, starring Isabelle McNally and styled by Masha Orlov, which reminded us of one of our favorite shows, the sixties’ classic, “Dark Shadows”.
While enjoying the music and the clothes, we wondered if this was a tribute to the old hippies as they sprayed the very young models’ hair white, but only in the root area.
The music by LIVING SACRIFICE also went a long way towards setting the tone-groovy and cool, dudes!