This was all the help I needed to visualize an escape from the current weather in the Northeast. Mara Hoffman, known for her bold prints and fearless use of color has launched an African inspired Spring Swim 2011 collection!
Inspired by the Ndebele tribe from South Africa and Zimbabwe, by their house painting in particular, Ms. Hoffman incorporated etchings that are reminiscent of mud cloth and a web print that suggests batik. Never fear, if you're not feeling fashion-forward each style will be available in basic black, white or blue.
Want to see more? Have a look at the Spring 2011 Lookbook over at Fashionologie. Click "read more" below to see where to purchase and to view additional pictures of the collection!