Girls visit Copenhagen, the city of Hans Christian Andersen, a city filled with romantic, fairytale memories. This city gives lead to the season’s main color themes: brown, pink, acid green and fuchsia. Fabrics such as wool and viscose weave there way throughout the set. Fine wale corduroy is transformed by special washes, ultimately assuming a marbled look. Although the pants are slim-fitted, dresses, skirts and coats are given extra volume below the waist.
Milano, seen not only as a centre of finance but of fashion, too! Shades cool down for “pearly” padded jackets or to colour the maxi floral prints suited to dresses. Carrot-leg trousers are back and cashmere blends are used for knitwear.
Berlin represents the “street look”. The palette consists of dusty pinks and purples, jersey is double-dyed and special focus is towards the crumpled faux leather for the jackets.
Fabrics that dominate the Barcelona collection are denim, glossy chenille, over-dyed cottons and chunky knitted sweaters. Everything is in dark blue, teal, lilac and fuchsia with a pinch of mottled grey.
London is music. Soft-rock atmospheres blend with black denim, distressed jersey full of graphic motifs, strong cottons. Jackets, five-pocket jeans and T-shirts in shades of black, white, purple and red complete the look.
The boys visit America with their selection of apparel. The first Colored Avenue, reflects autumnal hues we see on reversible jackets, check flannel shirts and wool sweaters with diamond or rugby-stripe patterns, twill chinos displaying spot graphic motifs, and flammé jersey articles.
N.Y. Skater zooms around the Big Apple in flashy colours like orange, cornflower blue and green seen on padded jackets, sporty-looking playsuits and knitted sweaters, creating an overall ‘70s look.
Old Stuff gives us look into the past with an eye to the future. Fabrics like fleece but is actually woven cloth; or the denim-blue comeback. The palette is composed of teal, grey and purple.
Aviator gives off a feeling of freedom and adventure! Clothes are equipped with tactical pockets and decorated with graphic motifs on jersey – on an aviation theme and body-hugging pieces. Colours fly from pale cream to dark blue, touching on red and green on the way. Dashes of camel-beige and black complete the palette.
Skull Rock is for those who prefer wearing denim all day teamed with a faux leather jacket, check or striped shirts, sweatshirts and, over everything, a parka to give a vaguely “little protestor” air.
Photo Credit: S. Azario for United Colors of Benetton