Umit Benan x The Corner

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Umit Benan is a great the up and coming menswear designer who is debuting his Autumn/Winter 2010 collection with e-retailer The Corner.

The new mini-store showcases the collection, entitled Retired Rockers, which is inspired
by a group of musicians who made music history in the 1970s and 80s. There is an exclusive interview with Benan here, on The Corner which is an animated and must view video. Made in his Milan studio, the designer tells us about his origins and inspiration for the collection.




Looking at these pieces, upon aging models, is clearly inspired by The Rolling Stones, and which the bottom model looks very like Keith Richards. However, according to Umit Benan "their charismatic and nonconformist spirit goes beyond what they wear, representing the pure spirit of rock".

The path of the designer has been marked by various collaborations including Marc Jacobs (for the women's section), Motu Tane for Francois Nars, Sophie Theallet and Rifat Ozbek for Pollini.
In 2009 Umit Benan has presented his brand and with the second collection, Cuba SS10, the designer won the first menswear edition of 'Who is Next', organized by L‟Uomo Vogue and Pitti Immagine. The designer was also one of two protagonists featured in the men's fashion project compiled by Pitti Uomo 77 in January 2010. As web media partner of Pitti Immagine, The Corner followed the event of the designer, who presented the A/W 2010/11 collection in an old restaurant in the Santa Maria Novella station in Florence.
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