I tend to say this every time I post about one of his collections, but Chris Benz is one of my absolute favorite young NYC designers. Not only is he one of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with, he continues to amaze me, season after season with his genius use of color, and unexpectedly whimsical “eccentric grandma” aesthetic of his clothing.
I really feel like years from now, Chris will reach a Marc Jacobs level of success and industry domination– fitting, since he once interned for the designer.
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Alejandro Ingelmo, Anthropologie, Backstage, Cambridge Satchel Company, Chris Benz, Daniel Martin, fangirling, FASHION WEEK, grandma, Hailee Steinfeld, japanese schoolgirls, joan rivers, Kelly Osbourne, Krupp Group, Lancome, layering, Lincoln Center, MBFW, Nick Owen, NYFW, Spring 2013, SS13, susan sarandon, The Woods, TIGI, tigi catwalk, Triviál New York, zombie apocalypse, zombies
Since the very first time I saw photos of one of his collections back in 2009, I’ve been in love with Chris Benz.
Few designers do color and mix patterns and materials as well. His clothes are so colorful, viewing them is like injecting Crayola crayons directly into your veins.
His inspiration this season? “Andy Warhol’s superstars go to Coney Island, with a nod to candy kids.”
For Spring, Chris once again partnered with shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo to create a line of wedges AND sneakers!
The dramatic hair and makeup complimented the 60’s inspired clothing:
Cotton Candy Hair!
The glasses and sunglasses the models wore were to die for.
The presentation space itself was just as colorful:
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Alejandro Ingelmo, Chris Benz, coney island, FASHION WEEK, Johnny Weir, Krupp Group, Lincoln Center, MBFW, New York Fashion Week, NYFW, Pink Hair, S/S '12, Spring 2012, Spring/Summer, Warhol
More photos from my Fashion Week archives. I re-discovered these files stuffed between two fashion shows on my external hard drive. Which is fortunate, because these shoes are amazing!
Last September, I was able to make a quick stop over at the Alejandro Ingelmo show room with the ladies of
Styled On. Inside, we found an overwhelming array of breathtakingly beautiful shoes.
Lucky for fashionable gentlemen everywhere, Alejandro also makes men’s shoes.
All Photos ®2011 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost