The Shape of Elegance–Presenting his namesake label, Umit Benan proved that modern elegance can come in many forms, a significant component being the ease in which the designer constructs choice pieces. In a landscape, where designers cater to both casual and formal dress but never together at once, Benan blends the two styles with an androgynous twist for results that are effortlessly cool. An evening jacket for instance is instantly appropriate for day or night with smart contrasting shoulders. Meanwhile, oversize coats are draped and cinched for a sophisticated addition to everyday items. Continuing on this streak, spring’s pieces showcase a working chemistry with varied garments employed for a mix of styles, washed denim and a light overcoat, furnished in stripes or a motorcycle jacket and billowing trousers. Separately, they represent classic styles redefined for the contemporary man, while together they successfully showcase the spirit of the individual.