Umit Benan

Dear all,

How are you dealing with summer?! Working or already in the “Chiringuito” in somewhere?! In Madrid, the weather is crazy hot and is very difficult after working a lot of hours finding some time to sit down and try to share with you fun and interesting things of this wonderful world called fashion.

Today, I want to talk about an awesome designer from Turkey called Umit Benan. In his website you can fin that he wanted to be a filmmaker, but diverted to fashion rather naturally, keeping the urge to tell stories intact. He makes no real distinction between life, fantasy and fiction because really there isn’t one. “I am interesting in contrasts. That’s what life is all about, isn’t?!” -he says. His clothes-real, bold, imaginative-follow suit.

Saying that, in his SS16 catwalk, he has presented to us a collection inspired in Cuba, especially about the “Comandante Che Guevara”. Who says that communism and fashion will be related. Benan imagined Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, high on their victory over dictator Batista, celebrating in a Havana night club over cigars and cuba libres.

Have a look of the outfits that he has presented to us and especially to the military-isn details as for example the colors (army green or air force blue).

UB UB1 UB2 UB3 UB4 UB5 UB6 UB7 UB8 UB9 UB10 UB11 UB12 UB13 UB14 UB15 UB16 UB17 UB18 UB19 UB20 UB21 UB22 UB23 UB24 UB25 UB26 UB27 UB28 UB29 UB31

I hope you like it as much as I do.

xoxo,

frankie lauren

frankie lauren

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