Everything You Need To Know About Les Benjamins Spring/Summer 2018

BY Milli Midwood / Jul 4 2017 / 21:25 PM

East meets west and streetwear meets aboriginal culture in Bunyamin Aydin's latest collection

Everything You Need To Know About Les Benjamins Spring/Summer 2018
Les Benjamins
Everything You Need To Know About Les Benjamins Spring/Summer 2018
Les Benjamins
Everything You Need To Know About Les Benjamins Spring/Summer 2018
Les Benjamins
Everything You Need To Know About Les Benjamins Spring/Summer 2018
Les Benjamins

Les Benjamins, the streetwear brand founded by its creative director, Bunyamin Aydin in 2011, always tries to bring an ethnic focus to the clothes. The framework of the brand is cultural heritage, and a desire to unite the East and the West, and his spring/summer 2018 collection was no different.

Aiming to combine both Australia and New Zealand’s aboriginal influences with an injection of British flair, the Istanbul-born designer’s latest line blended traditional tribal craftsmanship with his signature urban vision. The Paris Fashion Week show was a flurry of Baja poncho hoodies adorned with Aboriginal paintings, paisley print-clad co-ords, 17th and 18th century paintings appropriated on street style-esque vests and a series of bomber jackets infused with decadent thread embroidery. The collection forces you to consider the origins behind the clothes.

Bunyamin Aydin  Creative director of Les Benjamins Bunyamin Aydin

I was always attracted to Australia and New Zealand. Their culture, landscape, music and history have inspired me a lot as a designer.”

 SS18 collectionLes Benjamins spring/summer 2018

 “The brand's DNA is a reflection of who I am; I love discovering differences in cultures and showing the positivity of togetherness amongst nations.”

Les Benjamins spring/summer 2018

“Istanbul inspires me so much because it is the centre of the East and West. There is so much creativity and inspiration all over the country, there’s something new to discover every day.”

Les Benjamins spring/summer 2018

“The collection features both menswear and womenswear because women have always loved the Les Benjamins attitude. A lot of the time they wear clothes from the men’s collection and they love the statement that makes. I’ve always wanted to design clothes for both genders, and now just felt like the right time.”