Up Close & Personal
Artistic freedom defines Ümit Ünal and his meticulous creations. Unbothered by trends, his work lasts longer than a fashion cycle. His designs reference a childhood spent in the family’s Istanbul atelier – working with global textiles, ancient mending practices, contemporary thought and timeless silhouettes.
Ünal pursues excellence in the unending way of the artist. Patches of sashiko stitching, loose handknits and hanging threads, accents of wrapped feather pendants and rich overdyeing speak to the intellectual pursuits of a deconstructionist.
Ümit Ünal provokes questions of propriety and beauty. His work reflects the creative spirit of an artistic movement in constant and thoughtful redefinition.