Umit Benan's Fall Collection is a Nod to Jackie Robinson

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Nov 11, 2014
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The Umit Benan Fall 2014 collection hails the modern day "sports hero."

The collection was based off of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American baseball player to play in the Major Leagues. Benan was truly inspired by Robinson's story, and wanted his collection to be an homage to the athletic star who broke color barriers. This being a fashion line, the social and political commentary is subtle, but it's nonetheless there.

In terms of the fashion, Benan focused on expertly tailored pieces that mirrored Robinson's own style. Think three-piece houndstooth suits, high-waisted, cuffed pants and yes, even a high-fashion take on the baseball jersey. Each of the pieces combines elements of sports savvy, masculinity and identity to create an elegant menswear collection.