One of Britain’s most celebrated fashion designer, Hussein Chalayan has recently designed garments that transform before audience’s eyes, sculptural pieces that convey speed through stationary and dresses that dissolve with water. Audiences have already witnessed this miracle.
Chalayan is one of the industry’s most popular with intellectual talents who see himself as a “weaver of different worlds”. He draws his inspiration from science, design and art. Earlier he was a creative director of TSE New York and Puma and is now on the design team at Vionnet.
He is well known for the “wow” moments that he usually give to audiences through his skilled craftsmanship and showmanship.
When his clothes were being displayed in London’s Design Museum, the museum of Contemporary art in Tokyo and the Palais du Louvre, in Paris, many people felt the thin fine line between fashion and art. His designs are that much creative.
In upcoming May, his designs are getting featured at the Metropolitan Museum of art, in New York, as pasrt of the exhibition “Manus x Machina: fashion in an age of Technology”.
When asked about his source of inspiration, Chalayan told “I think there’s a difference between being considered a futuristic designer and being an innovative designer. For me, technique and the way you think is what’s interesting.”