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Bensoni: Ladylike Separates Get a Downtown Spin

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Watch the finale of the Bensoni Fall 2010 runway show.

The designers of Bensoni's strength really lies in their well-crafted separates -- short patterned jackets, pleated skirts, and swing coats -- but it's in the styling of their collection that they prove themselves to be singular.

It's true that the line of their pencil skirts or the perfect fitting of a plaid jacket with a fur trim lends their collection a retail-savvy quality that's tough to beat, but it's in combining a metallic skirt with a bright plaid, or mixing two wild prints together that they take on a more Marc Jacobs or Peter Som-like quality.

It's true that there are some missteps -- the ruffled dresses, for example, seemed a little off-key (dare we say a bit more Bebe than runway) -- but overall we're interested to see where this collection ends up in terms of stores. There are several pieces here we'd love to see in Bergdorf's or Barney's.

Related Topics fashion week, fall 2010
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