Stefano Cecchi | Hooded Cardigan – Umasan
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Hooded Cardigan – Umasan

July 2015

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I must confess: I have a weakness for family stories. When my friend Barbara told me about the twins from Berlin, Anja and Sandra Uman, and about their Umasan project, I fell in love immediately. Anja comes from the fashion world, having worked for Yohji Yamamoto and Strenesse, while Sandra is a photographer. Inspired by the Buddhist philosophy and by yoga, they have created a knitwear collection that focuses on the wearer. Umasan uses biological fibres only – natural antibacterial agents that stimulate blood circulation – crafting them with ancient Japanese cutting techniques within a completely eco-sustainable production process. I love the sophisticated and slight ascetic understatement of Umasan, especially the hooded cardigans which follow the body’s natural asymmetries: you put them on and they fit like a second skin. I’d even sleep in them! – by Lavinia.

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