fall collections, new york: chris benz
by Jeremy Danté
revealed presentation style in new york city yesterday, the chris benz FW11 collection is one of charming concepts & vintage style notes. seen in this look book set, the surrounding elements of the actual photos of the collection incorporate a greater sense of design poetry. a marbelized cloth backdrop is seen loosely draped as the models stand atop couch cushions allowing elements seen in the collection to take on a bit of aged elegance. hats & print are two elements many of designers are pushing this season & those trends are seen here. expert styling of the collection creates a feeling of comfortablity & organic style. nothing is too forced or up tight- even in the use of fur, it’s very relaxed. well tailored suits are seen alongside floral gowns, soft blouses & fur coats as floppy hats provide a cherry on top, in terms of translating a vision. a wide range of looks are cohesively presented & i find the execution of the collection to the presented images as picture perfect. a strong collection.