For Spring Summer 2018 collection, Les Benjamins has imagined a world where street-wear meets Aboriginal culture. A magnificent voyage into Australian heritage, twisted with the signature modern touch of Bunyamin Aydin, Les Benjaminsʼ founder.
Today, this ancient civilization is at risk of being lost forever but community elders keep their cultural heritage alive by passing on their knowledge, art, rituals and performances from one generation to the next. Les Benjamins took this beautiful message, and has materialized it through elegant patterns, delicate garments and radical embroideries.
From this creative journey, emerged an urban wardrobe that seems to rise up from the beautiful Australian landscape. The collection exalted with immeasurable craftsmanship using hand painted techniques, thread embroidery, and print collages mixed with Aboriginal symbols.
Les Benjamins once again makes strong statements inspired by British colonialism with military detailing and an appropriation of 17th and 18th century paintings. This is more than just a collection, more than a fashion brand. It’s a real cultural movement that empowers togetherness and awareness about the world we live in.