There was no gender fluidity crashing up on the shores of Umit Benan's Bosphorus-inspired show. His is a brand for manly men who wear rugged clothing designed to weather any situation and work as hard as they do.
This season Benan turned his attention to the rough hewn handsomeness of the world's fishermen; those that travel the seas for months at a time trolling the oceans for fresh fish and those that sit on a pier, with their fishing rod hanging over the edge, watching the day pass by.
Of course the designer produced a classic, yellow rain slicker overcoat, wading pants, but out of blue leather and workmen overalls in hardy corduroy, all of it worn with classic fishing accoutrements. But that was just the tip of the iceberg.
Between each wave of more theatrical clothing came pieces grounded in practicality. Colorful handicraft knit sweaters, plaid double breasted suits and blouson jackets all looked ready for shore leave.
In the end the designer produced a collection that might not rock any sartorial boats but should make for smooth sailing when it comes time for buyers to make their orders.