Francisco van Benthum Catwalk Fashion Show SS2011
This spring Francisco van Benthum announced he was going to start two extra clothing lines, one casual ‘FVB’ and one chic ‘Van Benthum’. Of course his main line ‘Francisco van Benthum’ stays. In fact this week he showed his latest spring/summer collection of that line in Paris.
The collection started with some completely white outfits. Loose pants with fully buttoned blouses and sleeveless tops that felt kind of sporty. Then some grey coats were added, all with a different shape, but still with a sporty touch.
The models walked on sandals, colored white, grey and yellow. And though it’s a fashion no-go, they did wear socks in them.
The second half of the show the yellow, grey and white were replaced by some beige, green and black. Francisco took some risks by combining sleeveless tops with small waistbelts and ties. He also introduced a red striped (beach-chair?!) print.
Altogether the collection was a modern mix of sporty/casual outfits. And as always it was clear Francisco had been experimenting a lot with volume and proportions. We’re not so sure if the men-waistbelt will become such a huge hit, but everything else looked quite wearable. Plus, our men don’t have to hit the gym for next summer. ‘Cause with all those loose-fitting designs you’ll hardly see that extra five kilos.