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Prominent New York fashion designer Mara Hoffman, known for employing indigenous patterns and symbols in her work, has released her latest in a growing collection of Native American-inspired ensembles.
The top is described by saksfifthavenue.com as “tribal print … in sparkling jewel tones” and it “converts from a strapless bandeau to a halter.”
Riddled throughout the page are numerous Native American references: a young girl in a shawl is photographed donning a single feather in her hair. Another photo is of a striped turquoise shirt, which curiously resembles a breastplate. There’s even an illustration of a tipi with the words, “I LOVE MY FAMILY” near the bottom.
Hoffman’s designs are lauded as a fixture during New York Fashion Week.