Confusion. That’s what Alzheimer’s patients are struggling with on a day-to-day basis. Two of Holland’s top fashion designers – the late Frans Molenaar, who himself suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, and Mart Visser – have designed two different socks that symbolise this confusion. The proceeds from the sale of the socks will be passed on to Alzheimer Nederland to benefit research into the disease at VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam.

By introducing the Alzheimer SOCKS on World Alzheimer’s Day, the creators of Alzheimer SOCKS want to break the taboo and get the conversation started among the public. The blue sock has been designed by Mart Visser, while the black-and-white sock has been designed by the heirs of Frans Molenaar, who was Visser’s mentor and close friend.
Frans Molenaar himself came to be affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The iconic black-and-white colour palette that he used for all of his 99 collections is also represented in his sock.

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