Entitled‘I Fly Carpets’, Les Benjamins’ latest boundary-pushing drops draw on the notions of founder Bünyamin Aydin, and his connections with the contemporary east, punk, and street culture, and their vibrant respective communities. Channeling Aydin’s passion project, ‘I Fly Carpets’ is a representation of his own aspiration to propel the East towards progress. It draws on his own creative journey, growing up as an immigrant in Berlin and immersing himself in the visual world of fashion, art, and the colorful worlds of both Berlin and Istanbul’s street and youth culture.
Capturing the bold, bright, and unapologetic identities of the punk and skate communities in the East and across the world-the new collection comprises a selection of unisex attire, featuring five trendy sweatshirts, five branded caps and five similarly branded tee shirts, alongside five of both women’s and men’s utility pants. Vivacious neon is complemented by tonal graphic carpet detailing, paying homage to Aydin and Les Benjamins’Turkish roots and the East’s rich carpet-making heritage, while making a modern,head-turning statement.
Key pieces in the collection include neon yellow, orange, and pink sweatshirts with stylish black trims, alongside more neutral, classic black and white editions, emblazoned with‘I Fly Carpets’on the back–all created as unisex pieces to embody the versatility, acceptance, and fluidity of the brand. Women’s cargo pants are cut with a flattering high waist, wide legs, and oversized pockets, and are available in white, black, and the same vivid neon pink, orange, and yellow. Cargo pants are overlaid with carpet-inspired graphic detailing adding another dimension to the stand-out pieces.