Violet Is The New Black is a new series that highlights the creative energies of fashion-focused students studying at NYU. We started by profiling street wear designer, Colm Dillane, but will continue today with an introduction to the envy-inducing Benjamin Fainlight. NYU has so much budding talent in the fashion, and we want to give these students attention before Kanye West does. If you know any students who are making moves in the fashion world, please email email@example.com
Fantasy sports teams are no longer limited to athlete lineups. Through his own clothing line, Gallatin senior Benjamin Fainlight has recruited fashion designers to make his own “Dream Team.”
His clothing line, Les Plus Dorés, emblazons the names and birth years of fashion’s heavy hitters (Tisci, Kawakubo, Margiela, Slimane, Philo) on the back of jersey-style t-shirts. Fainlight, the twenty-one-year-old founder and creative director, runs the company with his two partners, CAS senior Nicole Pinhas and Bowdoin College senior Stephen Roth. Les Plus Dorés, which means “The Most Golden” in French, aims to build a worldwide community of people with similar interests towards wearing high fashion and street style.