We attended Francisco van Benthum‘s fashion show for Summer 2014, at day 4 of the Amsterdam Fashion Week. We had never seen his clothes on the catwalk before. We’ve seen men (and women!) in real life dressed in FvB, they always look spiffy in a very chique way. So did this show, it was well choreographed (by Kim Vos), was impeccably styled (by Jos van Heel) and had a great soundtrack (by Joost van Bellen and Sander Stenger). We thought the most clever part of this collection, named Marlin, was it’s contrasts, in both fabrics and shapes: traditional tailoring, color-blockings, sweaters and suits with a boxy silhouette next to the use of super light weight fabrics, mega over-sized trousers, slouchy trousers, coats and backpacks. The ‘soft side’ of the designs worked very well within the rules of Francisco van Benthum’s rather geometric style, it gave this collection it’s modern, casual and wearable look. Van Bethum has a flagship store in Amsterdam.
Color chart: black/white/grey/khaki/cobalt blue/yellow ochre
Fabrics: High-tech: semi transparent nylon, metallics and neopreen. Natural Fibers: linnens and coated poplins.
Prints: bi-color, inspired by the fragile underwater world
Shoes: Classic Dr Martens.
Surprise: 2 female models wearing regular menswear on the catwalk.
For professional catwalk photo’s best go to Team Peter Stigter
Want to see some AFW pre and post show party pictures? CLICK HERE