Hussein Chalayan.. Design Museum c.2009? Why on earth have I pulled these up now? Well… I’ve been going through my old computer, storing photos that are useful to an external hard drive, and deleting those that are a bit duff. Part of the spring clean I forgot to have back in March when I invested in a smaller, faster computer. Oops.
I came across some amazing photos, and these Hussein Chalayan ones made the grade too!
Hussein Chalayan – Or Not?
These were all tucked away in the Hussein Chalayan folder, but it is possible they’ve been muddled up along the way, over the years… If you think any of them are actually the work of another designer, give me a shout… I’ve taken so many photos of different exhibitions over the years, I easily lose track!
I don’t recall much from the exhibition now I’m afraid. I went to research different construction techniques, for finishing garments more professionally. Kind of like how I research current construction techniques in fashion shops. Harvey Nichs and Dover Street Market being my favourites, as they do have slightly edgier brands stocked.
A Bit About Hussein Chalayan
I’ve read very few interviews featuring Hussein Chalayan.. He seems to be someone who likes to keep himself to himself. He is a British / Cypriot Turkish designer who moved here with his family in 1978 and later studied at Central Saint Martins.
I always suggest he’s one of the Antwerp Six, but he actually isn’t. Doh.
Central Saint Martins Graduate Collection
He is probably most known amongst those studying fashion for his graduate collection. He buried his collection in the ground some months before it was due in, and presumable dug it up just before the hand in date. Why? His collection was about the ritualisation of burial and resurrection.
It worked for him… His graduate collection was bought in its entirety by Browns and he’s done well ever since.
Spring Summer 2016 Collection
Hussein Chalayan is good at getting attention for his work. His show during Paris Fashion Week for SS16 was another with a slant… Clothes dissolving on models, as water showered down upon them. Yep… Hussein Chalayan had incorporated water soluble fabrics within the overall designs so that they transformed into something else when rained upon. Amazing!
Hussein Chalayan Photos from the Design Museum
Well, I have not much more to share with you, so I’ll hit you up now with the photos from the exhibition at the Design Museum back in 2009. There are some amazing shapes, and techniques used. If there is ever another exhibition of Huseein Chalayan’s work – definitely find a way to see it!
Til next time…
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