CHRISTIAN BENNER is a New York-based fashion designer known for his custom distressed leather jackets and band tees. The records he listens to often inspire his work and, for Benner, the creation of a leather jacket is an artistic process -- almost like the creation of a painting. He initially was inspired by the individual "do-it-yourself" fashion of the punk rock scene of the late '70s and early '80s. After seeing photographs of the era Benner bought his first leather jacket thinking he could do it himself. He finally found his creative niche through trial and error.
Christian Benner’s unique grasp of Rock ‘N’ Roll culture makes his designs particularly sought after for photo shoots, live performances and public appearances. Benner’s designs have catered to today’s top celebrities including Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz, Bruno Mars, 5 Seconds of Summer, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, The Rascal Flatts, Jared Leto, Brandon Boyd, Steven Tyler, Taylor Momsen, Axl Rose and Machine Gun Kelly. His designs have been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, Vogue, W Magazine and Billboard Magazine, among many other publications.