Mara Hoffman’s collections are often inspired by travel, mysticism and spirituality. I also take inspiration from my spirituality and my Judaism. For this collection I chose to focus on the two places in Israel. Israel is a very spirtual and special place for me and I spent the summer of 2019 exploring and growing closer to the country. The two places I chose are the historic port city of Jaffa and the Dead Sea. Jaffa is a beautiful city near Tel Aviv that is a historic port. Its history is apparent in the architecture and the juxtaposition with the water is beautiful. The Dead Sea is also very historical and brings me back to the first time I got to know Israel and fell in love with the country of my people. I was inspired by the water in each of the places which informed my drapey silhouettes.