Umit Unal

Turkish designer Ümit Ünal has been immersed in fashion since he began working at his parent’s tailoring shop at 8 years old, instilling in him an immense amount of personal connection and expertise in the field. Established in 1992, his business is an intimate endeavor, made up of 15 people including Ünal’s family and a few talented artists and craftsmen. All of the pieces are produced in Ünal’s atelier in the Eyüp district of Istanbul.

Ümit Ünal has degrees in archeology, art history, and fashion design. The result is a complex cultural and historical richness at the core of his collections. He explores big concepts while remaining rooted in a casual style that is still intellectual. Natural fabrics are dyed in his signature monochromatic “non-color” palette, while handmade details abound—such as the hand stitching around the pockets and lapels and the mindful crumpling that is masterfully created for texture.

Umit Unal