Launched in 2000, this New York designer studied fashion design and graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Mara Hoffman has evolved from collections featuring hand-dyed couture pieces to her current collections which concentrate heavily on original silk prints. Her line encompasses everything from swimwear to cashmere coats pulling inspirations from nature, world travel, and fantasy.
After three months and missing out on this on one sale, I gave up waiting. Beautiful, cozy, warm, impeccably made. You can't beat alpaca for luxuriously soft and springy warmth, though there's a lot of acrylic in this blend for the price. Generous proportions, don't be put off by One Size, but if you're petite I fear you'll be swimming in it.