Umit Benan's men collection is inspired by his years spent in NY and the NY eclectic life style, masculine, self-confident and free from conventional ties. His connection to the world of arts and contemporary culture and his strong personality seep through the collection.
Fabrics used are classic, cottons and wools, but silhouettes modern. Colors are well defined, with dominance of blue and greys and shades of browns. The designer's attention is on fits, materials and overall the image created more that the design. What needs to surface is the look in his totality, not the single piece, declining a new mentality and personality, that never stops searching new ways of being and living.
Performer of the contemporary style, some pieces have feminine details such as the ruche on the shirt or pleats in t-shirts. Only a very strong and self confident masculine style can allow to play with feminine elements creating suggestive just oppositions. Noble fabrics have an apparent roughness to them and yet they hide a very soft core, a gentle touch, contradiction that reflects in full the real nature of Umit Benan's men.
What Umit Benan achieves with his first collection is the recovery of the classic in a modern interpretation., creating new silhouettes by the rough and understated look in the complete respect of men's classic manufacture.