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Marilyn sweatshirt by Turkish collective Les Benjamins

Injecting a rebellious spirit into the world of fashion, Les Benjamins is one of the most exciting fashion brands in Istanbul right now, as this quirky Marilyn sweatshirt shows

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Although inspired by history, youthful fashion brand Les Benjamins could hardly be more modern, as this on-trend monochrome sweatshirt proves. Inspired by the ideas of Les Jeunes Turcs, a progressive group of youths who were active during the Ottoman Empire, the creative team at Les Benjamins injects a rebellious spirit into the art of fashion design. Fusing elements of streetwear and popular culture, the label produces beautifully made wardrobe staples with an edge. As with this intriguing printed sweater, highlights of the collection subvert iconic images. Putting Marilyn Monroe into a gladiator-style helmet might seem like a weird idea, but somehow it works.

Les Benjamins Marilyn sweatshirt, 325 TL

Les Benjamins, Serdar-ı Ekrem Caddesi 26, Ali Hoca Sokak 25, Beyoğlu, +90 (0)212 243 7695



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