After spending some time in Savannah, Georgia, Chris Benz created his latest collection reflecting the southern style he had been surrounded by. He translated his inspiration into trapeze dresses and luxurious coats that are free-spirited and edgy. While most of his color palette was dark and muted, his collection is also sprinkled with a few breathtaking brights, such as my personal favorite-the pink, tiered, floral dress with bell-sleeves and velvet ribbon. Chris balanced light garments with heavier ones. While some of his silky and ruffled dresses seemed to almost float in the air, his Lurex-threaded tweed jackets and additions of fur were grounded. His most interesting print, plumes of smoke on a black background, was one that echoed the spookiness of ghost stories and full moons.