×
184
Fashion Jobs
ACTIVEWEAR & TECHNICAL TEXTILE DIVISION
Production Manager (Apparels/Garment)
Permanent · Ludhiana
WINGS PHARMACEUTICALS
Area Sales Manager - Generic Division
Permanent · Jaipur
ADECCO INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
Job Opening For Area Sales Manager Role For Mnc Company
Permanent · Bengaluru
VISAGE BEAUTY AND HEALTH CARE
Area Sales Manager (Cosmetics/Skin Care Retail General Trade)
Permanent · Chennai
FORTUNE HR SOLUTIONS
General Manager - ie
Permanent · Tiruppur
ALUDECOR LAMINATION PVT LTD
Area Sales Manager - Patna
Permanent · Patna
JOB INDIA
Asst. Manager E-Com Operations (Garments Retail) Gurgaon
Permanent · Faridabad
RAKSHA PIPES PVT. LTD
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Chennai
RENEWBUY
Area Sales Manager - Kolkata/Ranchi/Bhubaneswar
Permanent · Bhubaneswar
TRIDHAATU REALTY AND INFRA
Sales Manager - Real Estate (Closing)
Permanent · Mumbai
INFOGAIN
Production Support Manager- Opening
Permanent · Pune
ADD UR CO LLP
Production Manager
Permanent · Chennai
LE HUMAN RESOURCES SOLUTIONS PVT LTD
Production Manager
Permanent · Pune
FIRST MERIDIAN BUSINESS SERVICES
Head Production Manager
Permanent · Gurugram
ADECCO INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
Sales Manager
Permanent · Mumbai
ALEMBIC PHARMACEUTICALS
Area Development Manager
Permanent · Pune
LEVI'S
Technical Product Manager
Permanent · Bengaluru
THE SEARCH HOUSE (A DIV OF JSD SEARCH HOUSE PVT. LTD.)
Manager Production-Sheet Metal (Laser /Punching/ Press Break)
Permanent · Bhiwadi
ABHAY INDUCTION TECH PVT LTD
Sales Manager
Permanent · Ahmedabad
FREELANCER PRATIK PARIKH
Opening in Leading Life Insurance Company/ Area Business Manager
Permanent · Gandhinagar
MANISHMEDI INNOVATION
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Hyderabad
OJB HERBALS
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Ranchi
By
AFP
Published
Oct 18, 2016
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Turkish designer sticks it to Trump on Tokyo runway

By
AFP
Published
Oct 18, 2016

Embattled Donald Trump got two fingers from the most unlikely of places Tuesday -- the Tokyo catwalk at a fashion show inspired by his bete noire: the working Mexican in Texas.

Umit Benan, the Turkish designer born in Germany, educated in Switzerland and based in Milan, made his debut at Japan Fashion Week by transforming an Asian city runway into the Texan desert.


Fashion designer Umit Benan waves after the Umit Benan collection show in Amazon Fashion Week in Tokyo on October 18, 2016. - / AFP PHOTO / BEHROUZ MEHRI



He covered the catwalk in sand, planted giant green cacti and burnt gorse bushes, and past it all strode male models dressed in outfits that fused Mexican colours and fabrics with the American West.

Benan, who has shown his designs in Paris for the last five years, called the spring/summer 2017 collection "Los Bastardos," which he later translated as "little smart arses, but in a positive way."

The designer's life-long work is a study in contrasts stemming from his own nomadic life and exotic background. This time, his inspiration came through a series of road trips through Texas and New Mexico.

There were striped pajama-style trousers paired with sharp blazers, stone-washed jeans worn with a leather backpack, blue denim, leather baseball caps and safari-style jackets with belts knotted at the back.

It was Western cowboy meets Italian tailoring, with the working man look popular in the United States thrown in for good measure. He picked out cacti and palm trees on the backs of jackets.

While Benan said he had been researching the concept for three years, his catwalk show could not have been more topical -- just 20 days before America goes to the polls to elect a new president -- either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, the Republican billionaire who has vowed to stop illegal immigrants infiltrating the Mexican border.

"I tell you what, every time I do a collection it always has something to do with politics but it's never that I plan it," he told AFP.

Trump, who has crashed in the polls over a series of scandals, has enraged Mexico and inflamed American liberals by vowing to build a wall on the Mexican border in an attempt to halt illegal immigration.

"It's so much based on exactly the Mexican-American border, it's insane, but it's really my inspiration," Benan explained.

The designer likes to call his fashion shows "a celebration of my vision" rather than a commercial enterprise per se.

So was it two fingers to Trump?

"Always," he replied to AFP, laughing.

Copyright © 2022 AFP. All rights reserved. All information displayed in this section (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the contents of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presses.