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About Francisco van Benthum

Francisco van Benthum was born in the Netherlands in 1972 and began his career in the late 1990’s as soon as he  graduated from the prestigious fashion department at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem. He immediately started searching for his own vision as a menswear designer by exploring and stretching the boundaries of traditional men’s fashion and playing with its codes and restrictions. And that has become his trademark: adding a contemporary twist to the classical form by reinterpreting and recomposing the outline and elements of the traditional menswear silhouette. Alongside developing the brand and the business, van Benthum has always been involved in external design projects, assignments and collaborations with other designers. In 2012, van Benthum was awarded a Fashion Grant for his work and career achievements so far, given by the Netherlands Prince Bernhard Culture Foundation in collaboration with the Dutch Fashion Foundation.



In 2003, Francisco van Benthum launched the mens label FRANCISCO VAN BENTHUM, internationally recognised and appreciated for bringing a unique product to the high-end market. FRANCISCO VAN BENTHUM is operating from its head office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Van Benthum’s prominent involvement in all areas of business operations ensures consistency in the quality of product and continuous investment in research and development. FRANCISCO VAN BENTHUM achieved an established position within the current offer of new and promising menswear designers. FRANCISCO VAN BENTHUM is available through selected stores worldwide and at his brand store in Amsterdam.