Tracing his roots in fashion design to his early childhood spent in his family’s atelier, Ümit Ünal has always been destined to create his own label.
In his Istanbul-based studio led by his inspired background in fashion, archaeology and art history, Ümit utilizes careful handwork, dark primary colors and straightforward silhouettes to make garments that live on beyond their season.
Intended to be layered and at their best when contrasting textures, Ümit’s tops, coats, sweaters and jackets showcase his skill in bridging the history of Anatolian folk art with the edginess of European design.
With an emphasis on the handmade, Ümit relies on manually knitting and stitching as well as shaping the fabric through crumpling and other techniques.
Working with natural materials such as cotton that feel good against the skin, the details are treated with the utmost importance – no stitch is ignored, each one thoughtfully placed for the most graphic impact.
Ümit Ünal’s collection offers the personal feel of wearing something handmade, contributing to a wardrobe elevated by the artist’s touch.
His casual silhouettes are ultimately elegant – easy for every day but so obviously special, versatile in their use and consistent in their character.
Cotton Hand-Stitched Coat in Referenced Grey