Francisco van Benthum FashionWeek Amsterdam FW2014
Francisco van Benthum formed a perfect start of our Friday evening. He presented us with a strong, cohesive, masculine collection (titled CON-STRUCT), which had a little something for every men with a desire to look fashion minded yet not too trendy. Socker scarves and socks worn with slippers; Francisco’s models might have been dressed up as fashion hooligans, they looked stylish nevertheless. In a color palette of red, white, black and grey all fall/winter musthaves made their appearance. Sportive and tough bomber jackets, trenchcoats, pleated pants, leather sweaters, crispy white shirts and structured sweaters paired with super small ties, black suits, double breasted coats; they were all there with a special focus on outerwear. All perfectly tailored, color coordinated and styled. As the collection build up, the music got stronger too. Graffiti prints popped up on several items. ‘Stop the repression choose freedom’ was Francisco’s message, but even without his call for freedom his clothes had more than enough to say. The story of well dressed men ready to hit the office, a family get together, a fancy party or just the streets of any global city.