Friday, March 16, 2007

It Boy Of The Week

We love us some Benjamin Cho. After taking a fashion sabbatical as “party promoter” for the past year Mr. Cho has reappeared with a renewed conviction and an original point of view in his spring 2007 collection.

Maybe every designer should take a break to party at some point (not you Mr. Jacobs,) because unlimited debauchery has only done Mr. Cho good. Lower East Sider meets Parisian ingénue, the Spring line is for the girl who has tendencies for the avant-garde yet still likes to look pretty.

His combination of edgy and elegance is in perfect proportion, ie, the mini zipper dress that opened the show. But what’s best is the infectious designer himself. Whether I see him rocking out backstage at the Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert, sipping mojitos at a Jalouse party in Miami or taking in art at the MoMA he is always incredibly gracious and sweet.

Final Word: This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship- between me and Mr. Cho’s clothes that is. Get your own piece of the man at Seven New York, 110 Mercer St.

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