Umit Benan To Design Trussardi-------
The vacancy left by Milan Vukmirovic’s departure at Trussardi has been filled—and not a moment too soon. The Italian label announced officially today that Umit Benan, whose menswear has been a highlight of Milan men’s fashion week, will design both men’s and women’s collections for the house as its “fashion consultant,” beginning with the Spring ’12 menswear show on June 19. Before launching his own line in 2009, the Turkish/German designer worked at Marc Jacobs, under Sophie Théallet at François Nars’ Motu Tane label, and with Rifat Ozbek at Pollini. He’ll continue to produce his eponymous collection. For a hint of what’s to come for the Spring ’12 Umit Benan line, see our menswear preview.