Acid green, electric blue and red – Chris Benz clearly got the ’80s memo as well. But, it really seems like designers have hit a stride with the ’80s inspirations and found a way to make new modern looks with that era in mind. After last season’s pretty, flowy pastels it’s as if Benz turned up the volume and definitely tightened up the tailoring. I loved the fitted looks and flattering retro silhouettes pulling from many decades in printed silk charmeuse, micro-paillettes and wool. One thing’s for sure, fall is going to be anything but boring.
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Chris Benz showed his spring 2009 collection in a small theater on the west side, and the clothes definitely matched the vibe. Pretty tops and dresses that could easily go a little too Sunday brunch to be cool pass the test with interesting layers and pairings. Saturated tropical pinks and oranges were muted with soft neutrals and pale blues and yellows. It seems like spring is going to be a very colorful affair.
More backstage pics after the jump!
While we’re running around New York, the team at Catwalk Queen has more time for analyzing. (Guess we’ll have to return the favor during London Fash Week!) Gemma Cartwright writes…
We’re only a few days into New York Fashion Week, and already obvious trends are emerging. Most of these surround colour, which is no surprise considering trend predictors have been tipping folk off for months about what hues will be making waves in the future.
In New York, everything is (in the words of Betty Rizzo) “peachy keen, jellybean”. At almost every show so far, we’ve seen shades of peach or soft coral in every fabric from suede to chiffon…
Chris Benz is known for his colorful designs, and this is the perfect season to indulge.
“I just try to use colors that feel right to me,” Benz told Shopbop. “Color is one of the best parts about design for me!”
Tomorrow the madness of New York Fashion Week begins, but before we disappear into the tents of Bryant Park we wanted to take a moment to focus on what’s expected to come down the runway. We spoke with Claire Hamilton from fashion trend forcasting company World Global Style Network’s (WGSN). WGSN is known for their runway reports in the Daily Front Row, so we wanted to get to them first! Keep reading for what trends to expect and which designers to watch for.