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New York Fashion Week September 2010: Bensoni

Source: Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway.com

The Spring 2011 collection by Bensoni was a juxtaposition of “Bourgeois Bohemian” and “Cybergoth.”  Benjamin Channing Clyburn and Sonia Yoon created something at once sensible and spontaneous.  Silhouettes were long and flowing for day, but short and playful for night.

Source: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

Source: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

Various textures and prints were combined with the daring self-possession that the muse of this collection would embrace.  There was a mixture of pleated organza, nature-inspired printed voile and silk, and origami influences, intermingled with unexpected bursts of neon.

Source: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

Source: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

For me, the cohesiveness wasn’t in the palette or a single unifying theme.  Rather, the  spirit of the girl this collection is designed for is pervasive throughout.  I look forward to seeing what this duo does next.

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