Bensoni RTW Spring 2010

After last season’s jaunt to the City of Light, Benjamin Channing Clyburn and Sonia Yoon brought things back home.



After last season’s jaunt to the City of Light, Benjamin Channing Clyburn and Sonia Yoon brought things back home, and that Bensoni chic polish and savoir faire has been kicked up a patriotic notch or two. “We decided to take American pop culture and bring that into fashion,” explained Yoon. “We called our collection AmerIcon.” A striped skirt, for instance, is a nod to Old Glory, while another top features crushed, recycled soda can prints. But Yoon and Channing Clyburn wryly addressed the clichés in American fashion, too — without turning the lineup into one big Warhol-esque ode to kitsch. Rounding out the terrific collection were chic sailor and Girl Scout dresses as well as a few ladyfied “Mad Men” moments.

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