At Umit Benan, models were graffiti artists and the clothes über luxe sportswear all on a gritty city street
Lou Stoppard reports on the Umit Benan show
Report by Lou Stoppard .
Benan’s championing of traditional masculinity with his sturdy fabrics and autumnal colours is interesting given the current state of men’s fashion. While other designers embrace the dandy and the peacock – just look at the sheer number who show eye-popping all over print, foppish tailoring or the kind of extravagant accessories that were previously confined to the women’s shows - Benan designs as if for shoppers from a different age, those cool eighties heroes who looked fantastic without batting an eyelid at the fashion world.