Mara Hoffman's Willie Nelson-inspired collection

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Mara Hoffman's Willie Nelson-inspired collection

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

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Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

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Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

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Mara Hoffman runway during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

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We were lucky enough to speak with Mara Hoffman herself, before the debut of her country western-themed Spring 2016 runway show.

Dressed in a jumpsuit with the spring collection's signature blue sky print, the designer appeared to be one with nature -- cool, calm, collected and uber zen. Hoffman loves country singer Willie Nelson and wanted to incorporate him into her upcoming line.

"I was inspired deeply by Willie Nelson," Hoffman said. "I've been vibing so deep on him and thinking about how I would translate Willie Nelson love into a women's wear collection."

Live from @marahoffman's Spring 2016 show! #nyfw #willienelson #bluesky

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Hoffman proved successful in translating that love into a women's wear collection, the product of which manifested itself in white on white ensembles with country details -- think braids and bandanas. The brand is known for their unique prints as well, which Hoffman described as "narrative."

"We tell a story with them," she said, which was apparent in her spring collection.

When asked if there is one type of 'Mara Hoffman woman,' the designer said no, that her collection appeals to women of all ages and looks: "You can be a hippie weirdo and you can be a New York-y fashion girl."

Hoffman's design process typically takes four months, she said, and then the weeks leading up to the show include casting, hair tests and "the questioning if it's good enough, the feeling if it's good enough, and the back and forth of that."

While designing an entire collection is certainly a great deal of work, Hoffman loves her job.

"I'm so blessed," she said. "I get to make women feel beautiful and happy," and we couldn't agree more that her brand does just that.

Loved getting to interview the beautiful @marahoffman! Can't wait to see her #ss16 collection! #nyfw

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