2007 September 10
Chris Benz - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008
The 25 year old up-and-coming designer presented his sophomore collection on Monday at the New York Yacht club. The collection struck a note of laid-back luxe with sporty shorts, wide-legged trousers, chiffon tuxedo shirts, and slinky gowns, inspired by a '30s movie star. Floppy hats and Christian Louboutin penny loafers rounded out the looks. The strong palette ran from khaki to electric yellow-a testament to the designer’s expert color sense. Pink and orange together? In Benz's confident hands, it works.