hussein chalayan at the design museum
hussein chalayan at the design museum hussein chalayan at the design museum
jan 21, 2009

hussein chalayan at the design museum

s/s 2008 – readings

hussein chalayan the design museum, london january 22 – may 17, 2009

fashion designer hussein chalayan is equally known for his unusual fashion designs, as he is for his art and design projects. the cyprus born designer calls london home and has been creating avant-garde clothing since graduating from central st. martens in 1993. he was named the british designer of the year twice (1999, 2000) and continues to integrate innovative materials and technology into his designs. this exhibit is the first comprehensive presentation of hussein chalayan’s work in the UK. it will look as his experimental projects, design approach and inspiration. among the works on show are ‘afterwords’, his collection of wearable architecture, ‘airborne’ a dress made from 15,000 flickering led lights and swarovski crystals and ‘before minus now’ a dress made using materials from aircrafts.


hussein chalayan

a/w 2000 – after words

a/w 2000 – after words

s/s 2007 – one hundred and eleven & a/w 2007 – airborne

a/w 2000 – after words & a/w 1999 – echoform

images © hussein chalayan

photos: chris moore

  • he is great

    g says:
  • OMG, does the designer really think this enhances a woman allure?

    clik212 says:
  • It’s not about enhancing a woman’s allure, these are clothes to inspire, not wear on an every day basis, they should be accepted as pieces of art.

    A.W. says:
  • his wrk is fab -u-lous ….

    kween .mark says:

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