The UMIT KUTLUK brand is especially known for hand-crafted, tailored, beautifully constructed old world class combined with contemporary elegance showcasing diverse and detailed techniques which create a new interpretation of minimal chic. The brand creates unique yet wearable clothing with a signature aesthetic expressing grand gestures while remaining quietly full of anticipation and romance.
UMIT KUTLUK collections are based on the principle that quality interpreted through spirited design never goes out of style. Using distinctive cutting techniques and exquisite fabrics, mixed and embellished with remarkable attention to detail, the most flattering shape for each season’s collection is imbued with a commitment to concept and changing form. All designs are crafted from a range of the highest quality fabrics such a silk, fine lace, crepe and cashmere uniquely sourced from international suppliers and made available to clients seeking a bespoke service.
The UMIT KUTLUK woman appreciates timeless sophistication, understated elegance and high quality tailoring. Among UMIT KUTLUK’s most notable clients are the internationally renowned singer Enya, Mrs. Sabina Higgins, wife of the President of Ireland, Dr. Michael D. Higgins, Imelda May, Glenda Gilson, Amanda Byram, Amy Huberman and Kathryn Thomas.
Since 2013, from the magnificent Georgian setting of 27 Merrion Square, Dublin, the UMIT KUTLUK brand has flourished and endeared itself to its many loyal clients and in 2018 UMIT KUTLUK was invited to open a boutique at Kildare Village. From a very young age Kutluk worked across many disciplines in the Turkish fashion industry – textiles, manufacturing, sales & distribution. With decades of experience already behind him in the fashion industry, Kutluk continues to grow and develop with a constant and relentless pursuit for innovation and excellence.
Graduating with honours in fashion design from the Grafton Academy, Dublin, in 2011, in that same same year Kutluk won the Alfa Romeo DIT Young Designer of the Year Award and also the overall prize in the Gillette Venus Fashion Design Awards, establishing himself as one of Ireland’s leading designers. As a hands on designer, fearless in idealism, Umit Kutluk has established a strong presence a very short time in both the Irish and Turkish fashion industries. In 2017 and 2018 Kutluk was nominated as a finalist in both the Xpose Best Irish Designer Award and Style Awards.