Project Runway Season 7 fashion designer, Benjamin Chmura has produced several independent shows since graduating with his B.F.A. in Fashion Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2001. His first independent fashion show Feral was a collection of menswear inspired by the cult classic Mad Max. Recognized as one-to-watch early in his career, Chmura was selected as one of four senior students to discuss his design work and career plans over dinner with Andre Leon Talley, Vogue magazine Editor-at-Large. Ben was selected as part of the top 10 designers from Season 7 to show a 10 look collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Bryant Park this past February. He now resides in Brooklyn, NY.
After living in New York City and freelancing for companies such as TSE, Mens Express, Ralph Lauren and American Eagle, Chmura returned to Tampa, Fla. and designed several collections including his menswear collection, Red Hood; Ozmapolitan for men and women; and his Welcome To The Jungle designer garments. A constant in Tampa Bay's fashion design community, Chmura excels at delivering quality designs and his latest retro-futurism inspirations to his fashion fans locally and beyond. For more information about Ben Chmura and his designs, please visit: www.myspace.com/benchmura