Dear Shaded Viewers,

Benji WZW is a graduate from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Belgium, and  launched his brand BENJI WZW earlier this year in 2014.  BENJI WZW is a luxury streetwear brand inspired by fringe internet cultures, Benji WZW brings together street tribalism with a narrative sensitivity.

A short film made with artist Adrian Mazzarolo ( for Benji WZW SS15 menswear collection:

THE FILM: SS15 ROSES DROWNING IN A MOLOTOV COCKTAIL tells the story of self-destruction and smiling so much that nobody ever knows what's wrong.  The collection is an alchemy of nostalgic iconography and deeply personal emotions, utilizing elements from childhood cartoons, 3D modeled/printed/hand sewn, with an innovative take on denim + embroidery detailing.  Denim pieces have embroidered edges inspired by patchwork customization, creating clean, graphic lines with detailed texture.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.