Monday, April 16, 2012
Friends with Benefits Fall 2012 Lookbook
I was introduced to the line Friends with Benefits a couple weeks ago - created by New York City based design duo and couple Clark Sabbat and Lynn Levoy. Clark Sabbat has worked in a variety of fashion jobs from retail at Barneys to design work at various NYC and Paris based labels to owning and operating his own label. Lynn Levoy has a background in styling for publications such as Vanity Fair, Elle and New York Magazine in addition to celebrity clientele.
The pair use their unique abilities to design a collection that is modern but with pieces that are not trendy. The designers hope that each piece of their collection can be viewed as unique in aesthetic to the label but also timeless.
Hallmarks of their collection are strong shoulders, asymmetric details and body contouring panels. Most of the fabrications used aside from the sequins have a warm cozy feel so that you could looks strong and sexy in comfort.
One of my favorite things about this collection is that they use as much attention to design the back of an item as they do to the front.
Friends with Benefits is available for purchase online at Not Just a Label.