We preview Les Benjamins SS15 collection with its offerings of PAIX to all
While Les Benjamins AW14 may have focussed on the streets, SS15 was exiled to the desert. But, with camouflage prints made up entirely of flowers and more detailing than ever, this is certainly no bad thing.
Somewhat ironically for a collection that employs a dominant palette of brown and combat green, ‘PAIX’ – the French for ‘peace’ – is the SS15 slogan embossed across the Ready-to-wear ‘Black-Line’ sweatshirts and t-shirts. Obviously, the collection is a long way from resembling a soldier’s uniform – if it did we’d have signed up to Uniform Dating long ago – but what it does artfully incorporate is the military tendency towards functionality.
As we’d expect, Les Benjamins SS15 maintains the brand’s reputation for using only the finest pima cotton and finishing techniques. Combining military tailoring with a contemporary aesthetic, the collection is a full ready-to-wear wardrobe made in Istanbul.
For the very first international fashion label to represent Turkey, we wouldn’t expect anything less.
Words: Heather Gwyther