Courtly stones and Mother Nature's touch: I have been a fan of The Woods jewels for years, and I'm so excited to see Shawn and Samantha's first collaboration with Chris Benz, now online at Moda Operandi. Chris Benz was inspired by "the idea of Bermuda" for his Resort 2012 collection and with...

his womenswear line with his use of the braided and tasseled belt as the accessory de rigueur. With the silhouettes and prints referencing the 1970s beginning with the paisley prints, handkerchief hemlines, loose fitting pants and tuxedo-inspired coat dresses, Alexis Mabille literally and...

Backstage in the craziness that was the Chris Benz Fall 2011 Presentation, makeup artist Daniel Martin told me that Chris had been inspired by "weird voodoo witchcraft mysticism down in the South." Intrigued? "Chris has been going to SCAD down in Savannah and teaching a fashion class," Martin...

Designer Chris Benz is one of the darlings of the New York fashion scene–loved by critics and customers alike. But he didn't get there overnight. And his path might surprise you. The job he describes as his "favorite and most important" in his career? Waiter. "In high school I waited tables...

February 14, 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NY Fall '11. Chris Benz Creates a Gothic Georgia Summary: Georgia is home to many things, but inspiration for a fashion collection might not be at the top of the list. It certainly was at the Fall 2011 showing of Chris Benz. While Benz was a mentor...

Ever since I spied the coolest tassel belt at the Aime by Monica Mei Spring 2010 show and failed to acquire one, finding a suitable alternative has been on my To Do list. I'd almost forgotten about this quest until I was reminded by Natalie Portman's lovely tassel earrings at the Oscars last...

In addition to the Benz collection, our Stephen Ciuccoli was also at Nanette Lepore, Joanna Mastroianni, and J. Mendel. As with earlier coverage, we have little videos to whet your appetite before showing you the photographs later. In addition, Victoria Beckham showed her autumn–winter...

spirit surround Savannah Georgia, Benz used tweed and other rich fabrics to portray the architecture and aesthetic of the southern city. Each look was styled with a special treat; whether it was the bold oversized hats, or the uber artistic Alejandro Ingelmo shoes, one could expect something...

! Chris Benz: Of course! Thanks for coming! Bostonista:You've said that the S/S 2012 collection was about an escape from the summer heat of the city. Like a wild trip to Coney Island. That inspiration is evident in the prints and colors but the silhouettes are very ladylike! What inspired...

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...

 

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