Mary Benson

The surrealist world of a rising London designer.

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London designer Mary Benson’s second collection, entitled Gorgeous, was born out of her ambition to create her “own surrealist world”. By combining feminine silhouettes with beads and shiny prints, Benson has created a collection that certainly lives up to its moniker: gorgeous—both pretty and interesting at the same time. The University of Westminster graduate is already known for her textile prints, and took this feature to the next level for Gorgeous, with fish, eyes, snakes, twin heads and a dripping clock adorning her glamrock-esque pieces. Accessories include buckle chokers and a beautiful shoe collection that was created in collaboration with Seventies rock’n’roll cobbler Terry de Havilland. Benson’s cute and wearable pieces have already caught the eye of DJ Larry B and Marina Diamandis (better known as Marina and the Diamonds), and we hope her fantasy pieces will be spotted more and more this upcoming season.

By Emma van Meyeren

www.marybenson.co.uk

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