Paris Fashion Week | Francisco Van Benthum

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for his fourth show in paris francisco van benthum took inspiration from russian and slavic folklore : historical images of imperial russia, tsars and slavic traditional clothes are translated into a poetic and contemporary fall 2010 collection entitled “tsar” …
experimenting with shapes and construction, the designer emphasizes volume and proportion, offering oversize round silhouettes and high waists, mostly in brown, cream, black, brown and grey with highlights of red, orange and gold, all in luxurious fabrics (cashmere loden wools, flannels, fine cotton poplins, silks, waxed cotton, soft lurex shirtings and silk/cashmere for light knits) … traditional handcrafts such as patchwork and embroidery add to a folkloristic atmosphere …

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very interesting styling details : great patent leather tasseled evening shoes with neon orange soles and modern elasticated cummerbunds …

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special thanks to station service for the invitation and warm welcome !

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  • Kelsie

    I love the use of colors and the Turkish flares on the shoes and in the wrapped pants and shirt collars.

  • Kelsie

    I love the use of colors and the Turkish flares on the shoes and in the wrapped pants and shirt collars.

  • creww

    weird shapes. making everyone look fatter and shorter… weird.
    and, again… what the hell is going on with the male models? feed them, please.

  • creww

    weird shapes. making everyone look fatter and shorter… weird.
    and, again… what the hell is going on with the male models? feed them, please.

  • Lee

    william looks like he's wearing a fatsuit o__ò

  • Lee

    william looks like he's wearing a fatsuit o__ò