Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Chalayan Retrospective

Something very big is happening at the Design Museum in London that has taken people into a frenzy. A midst of crowds are lined up to see what is the forefront of contemporary fashion design. Twice named "British Designer of the Year" Hussein Chalayan shows his first comprehensive presentation of his works in the UK, spanning fifteen years of experimental projects.

Renowned for his innovativaty and creative approach with his different uses of materials, meticulous pattern cutting, philosophy, and a progressive stance in leading fashion with the use of new technology. The Central St. Martins graduate has taken fashion in a different approach.

His exhibits includes "Airborne" the latest LED technology addition to fashion design, with over 15,000 flickering LED lights on a dress comprising of Swarovski crystals. "Airmail" a dress that could be folded into an airmail letter and posted. "Afterwords" exploring the notion of wearable portable architecture in which furniture literally transformes itself into garments. "Before Minus Now" a dress made out of materials used in aircraft construction which changes shape by remote control, and many more.

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Open at the Design Museum in London UK until May 17.

via the Design Museum, Wallpaper

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