Tuesday, September 13, 2011
NYFW Spring 2012: Chris Benz
There's something devilishly beguiling in meeting fashion's demands with matching madness. "Everybody was going crazy this summer with the heat wave," Chris Benzsaid at his presentation. "We were all in the studio, and I just decided to go with it. It's Andy Warhol's superstars go to Coney Island, with a nod to candy kids." That fantasy played out in trippy florals and sixties-inflected prints in lime green, neon pink (to match the designer's dyed hair), and sherbet orange. If the eye wasn't already boggled, then there were the optic black-and-white circular patterns on textured cotton matelassé.