Women’s Wear Daily
04.16.2014

Men's Fall Collections 2011

Umit Benan

Umit Benan Collection

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A Blue Note at Uman

Evelina Floris installed an homage to Yves Klein.

Artist Evelina Floris homage to Yves Klein at the Uman presentation

TRUE BLUE: Prone to philosophical musings, esoteric Milanese tailored clothing label Uman took its obsession with the color blue — “the most modern and intellectual of colors,” in the words of founder Umberto Angeloni — to new heights. At a happening Friday night in Milan, artist Evelina Floris installed an homage to Yves Klein, where visitors pushed through paint-splashed strips to reach Uman’s latest trio of special jackets.

 

Exquisitely crafted, the looks married fashion with function, from a woodsman style lined with cottony lambskin to a sporty zippered travelling coat fit for vintage automobile rallies. As an accompaniment to the line, Angeloni released a small book of poems by famous writers, aptly titled Blue.

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