Benzak Works Together With Candiani Denim Mill
Benzak, the Amsterdam-based denim brand released their latest collaboration project. The new collaboration collection is themed ‘Limited Edition Selvedge’. For this special project, they collaborated with the Italian denim mill Candiani. The denim mill has been in business since 1938 and is known for its top-notch denim quality. They’re located between Milan and the Alps in a beautiful nature reserve, the Ticino Park in Italy.
The Six Special Garments
The Benzak x Candiani collab collection brings a mix of authentic selvedge denim and upcycling together. For the collection, the denim brand used Candiani’s pre-consumer discarded selvedge to produce six unique garments. The six garments are all inspired by some of the most iconic pieces of the Dutch brand: a chino, two military overshirts, and three jackets. One of these garments is specially designed for a collaboration between BENZAK and the brand Bonne Suits.
The chino fit and one of the overshirts are made with a dark color denim fabric with indigo-dyed warp and black weft for a clean and formal appearance. The other overshirt, which takes inspiration from an authentic 1960s military style, is bright petrol blue.
Two of the collab jackets combine different cotton and hemp denim fabrics. One of the jackets is made with mineral brown and one jacket with natural indigo warp. The Bonne x BENZAK jacket is also made as a mix and match of two fabrics with the same weight and black yarns.
Benzak’s Founder About The Collaboration
As explained by Lennaert Nijgh, BENZAK’s founder, the project was born when Alberto Candiani, President of the namesake company, approached him with a list of pre-consumer discarded selvedge denim fabrics to produce some new items to avoid waste and create an opportunity to bring those fabrics to the final consumer. A special label showcasing BENZAK and Candiani’s logos was designed to identify the garments in the limited edition.
The Availability Of The Collection
The BENZAK x Candiani collaboration selvedge collection debuted on the 9th and 10th of November at the Candiani Denim Store in Piazza Mentana, 3, Milan. Now, the collab collection is also online and available at Benzak’s webshop here.
All pictures made by by Eduard Nijgh.