Francisco van Benthum SS2014 Amsterdam Fashion Week
Scuba-diving and the underwaterworld, both prints and materials inspired Francisco van Benthum for his collection ‘Marlin’. Not too literal though. He presented looks to manipulate the silhouet. Series of certain fashion pieces, like the menswear shirt shown in five different ways (as a blouson, jacket, statement buy online viagra shirt and even a coat). Other clothes showed the ability of “morphing”, like an oversized pair of pleated pants that can be worn in many different ways. Materials were comfortable and summer proof. Neopreen, the ultimate scuba fabric, was used as more of a jersey for several sportive coats. Black and white prints popped up alternated with an outerspace-like blue and purple version that really brought some of the black, grey and green looks to live. Lots of Van Benthum fans in the room, so there’s no doubt this collection will do well.