Project Runway New Zealand winner Benjamin Alexander proves the power of proportion with his champion collection, worn by model Gracie Lambert.
The relentless 23-year-old Aucklander wasted no time on New Zealand’s debut season of Project Runway to assert himself as an extremely capable, no-nonsense designer. From week one, Benjamin was one to watch. His quiet, but brutally honest, disposition made him a threat in the eyes of envious designers, and his assurance and vision translated into his work.
As part of the winning deal, Benjamin took out a $50,000 cash prize, his very own Holden Astra and a six-page editorial shoot Fashion Quarterly.
The off-kilter elements of Benjamin’s “stupid chic” looks combine to create an overall harmony.
On describing his muse, Benjamin says his clothes are designed for a woman who understands the critical value in art and fashion and a woman who considers dressing a demanding form of self-expression.
Following his win, Benjamin spoke with Fashion Quarterly on what we could expect next from the designer — asides from his “f**king chic”six-page editorial feature being in the works. “Right now it’s straight to the beach. I’ll be working on the brand in the new year!”
Scroll to view Benjamin Alexander’s six-page editorial photoshoot that featured in Fashion Quarterly magazine, Issue 1, 2019: The New Zealand issue.
Photography Michael James Rooke
Styling Benjamin Alexander