Fashion designer Chris Benz knows how to make a woman standout in a sea of monotony. His affinity for vibrant colors, unique patterns, and quirky accents are an easily recognizable trait found in all his ready-to-wear collections and creative collaborations. With a goal of reinventing American sportswear, Benz moved from Seattle to New York City at the tender age of 17 to attend renowned fashion school, Parsons The New School for Design. Upon his graduation he received the coveted CFDA Emerging Designer Award and was chosen as an intern for Marc Jacobs—another highly desirable achievement. In 2007, Chris Benz launched his namesake label and has been clothing First Lady Michelle Obama, First Daughter Malia Obama, actress Kerry Washington, reality star Kim Kardashian, and many more. Benz’s layered aesthetics, unrestricting silhouettes, and color combinations flatter any body type, complement various styles, and can rejuvenate a bored wardrobe. View his collections, here.