December 27, 2005
BENETTON KILLER LOOP COLLECTION
The Benetton KILLER LOOP collection is a mosaic of cultural influences and inspirations taken straight from the street. From extreme vintage to gym chic and urban ski. As always, this unisex collection features several cross-collection pieces for those who like to mix styles and colours.
Benetton KILLER LOOP Collection
The most "urban" mood could be called Street Graffiti: a mixture of suggestions borrowed from the street - such as tattoos and spray graffiti - are seen everywhere, from jackets to knits. The fluorescent orange, fuchsia, acid green, turquoise or yellow of "murals" are matched with rather more "concrete" shades such as dun, cement grey, charcoal, black. Canvas, nylon and heavy cottons are the textiles for sewn garments, while jersey and tricot create a range of sweaters, sweatshirts and pullovers - figure-hugging for her, definitely oversize for him. Trousers, skirts, minis, three-quarter jackets, bombers and waistcoats all have multi-pockets, myriad accessories and inlays, and are highly constructed and detailed.
The Graphic theme features cartoon characters in typical Killer mood in a series of placed prints - some with a handmade look - on sweatshirts, T-shirts and polo shirts.
This season’s denim warrants special attention: new shapes and treatments provide a selection of fresh, inventive apparel. Sanding, sponging, whiskers, dirty washes, bleaching and carefully-positioned rips make for highly unusual trousers, skirts and jackets. Styles range from roomy oversize with pockets and multiple stitching to "sprayed-on" figure-hugging 80s-style for her.
The Killer Loop logo appears everywhere on back pockets and always looks hand-embroidered.
Matching accessories - gloves, scarves, bags, sacks and footwear - harmonise with the apparel as essential elements of every total look.