Fashion Biography

Benjamin Channing Clyburn, Fashion Designer

Benjamin Channing Clyburn and Sonia Yoon"s brand Bensoni embodies the designers" distinct, yet cohesive, styles with an exquisitely tailored look at femininity. Clyburn and Yoon"s strength lies in their unexpected mixes of fabrications and unusual sources of inspiration. Their inspirations find their way into the design elements of the pieces without a literal marriage of the idea; their fascination in origami is evident in the subtle delicate details throughout, without overwhelming the garment.

Ben and Sonia met while studying at Parsons School of Design. Upon discovering their shared aesthetic for design, the duo collaborated on their Senior Thesis Project. The highly successful collaboration garnered the pair significant attention from the press, as well as a nomination for Parson"s prestigious Designer of the Year "award. Prior to launching their Bensoni collection for Spring 2007, the design team worked together on numerous design projects; including designing uniforms for restaurants in Saks Fifth Avenue"s flagship location. Collaboratively, the duo has apprenticed with Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan, Brioni & The Gap.

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