Let me start of by saying that Chris Benz’s presentation was my star-studded event of the season. I saw a slew of celeb folks: Joan Rivers (& yes I am a Joan Ranger!), Kelly Osbourne, Vanessa Williams (who by the way is completely stunning), June Ambrose, Susan Sarandon, and Hailee Steinfeld. Yes, hunny Chanel Cole was mingling with the celebs, well not really, but you catch my drift. There was a point in which I actually had to remind myself that I was in attendance for the actual presentation of garments and not the presentation of celebs. Another cool thing was, Joan and her daughter Melissa were there filming a segment of E’s Fashion Police, it was pretty awesome, until I was almost trampled by a mob of people trying to be seen.
On to the collection . . .
My interpretation of Chris Benz’s spring/summer 2013 collection is: Boho chic + boyfriend silhouettes + mix match +VeniceBeachcirca ’95 meets hippie Barbie
Chris Benz’s spring/summer 2013 collection. I know, I know you’re probably thinking WTH(eck), but it’s true and as discombobulated as that sounds, it worked. The entire collection is very eclectic and I LOVE IT.
[Side Bar: I am currently investing a large amount of time, energy, and money re-vamping my wardrobe and I have geared many ensembles in an eclectic direction so I totally LOVED this.]
He mainly stayed within a neutral color pallet, but occasionally used subtle colors, and a few pops of bold colors, but the thing I loved the most was his use of patterns. I really appreciated his whole “mix-match” concept in which I found to be very edgy. His creative eye was able to point out a concept that the average eye would never have thought to combine. He also used a trick of mix-matching textiles/ fabrics; poplin + net top + flocked fils-coupe chiffon dress and poplin trousers; or lurex stripe t-shirt + floral fils-coupe skirt and poppy chartreuse long slip dress. But the icing on the cake was the Aztec print-re-vamp of the Mary Jane heel. A-DOR-A-BLE!
Chris Benz’s collection landed in one of my top spots for MBNYFW. Not to mention I love the fact that his Ready To Wear garments are not affordable for the average trendsetter such as myself!