NYFW Bensoni S/S 2011: A Look to the Future with the Bourgeois Bohemian

With the venue move from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has gained a lot more square footage and introduced a new presentation space called “The Box.” Bensoni was the first to show in the new venue, presenting an unusual fusion of Bourgeois Bohemian and Cybergoth style. Designed by Channing Clyburn and Sonia Yoon, the collection was full of earth tones and organic patterns. Flowing fabrics were juxtaposed with structured outerwear. Again, we saw the color coral standing out, paired with a soft lime green.

The Bensoni girl is an enchanting paradox, the ultimate “Bourgeois Bohemian in Paradise:” grounded yet restless, serene yet daring, sensible yet spontaneous.