A fusion of fashion and technology at the new Chalayan SS16 Collection in the Salle Melpomène at Paris’ Palais des Beaux-Arts.
When innovation is combined with creativity the result only but spectacle can be. One of the most interesting moments of Paris Fashion Week was during the runway of the SS16 Collection of Hussein Chaylan. The new Cuba-inspired collection of the designer proposed us something completely new. Water dissolved garments presented on a performance art, as two of the models was standing under a shower. The water from the shower melted the crisp white dresses and two completely differnet designs were revealed underneath. The final gowns were decorated with black stiching and white applique petals embellished with Swarovski crystals.
Some words about the designer:
Hussein Chalayan is known as fashion’s storyteller, his multi disciplinary approach bridging the gap between design, art and technology. From his future-gazing garments that live outside trends to his thought provoking and utterly unique pieces, Chalayan continues to offer the discerning consumer iconic collections.
In 2006 Hussein Chalayan was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list and Vogue declared his spring show the following year, in which metal animatronic dresses rapidly morphed through more than a century of silhouettes, a moment of pure magic. Chalayan was then awarded the Design Star Honoree by The Fashion Group International at their annual Night of Stars Gala, New York. In 2009 the brand was nominated for the Prince Phillip Design Award and Chalayan was presented Outstanding Lifetime achievement award given from the FX International Interior Design awards. The label was rebranded as Chalayan in 2010. During the following years Chalayan won the lucky strike designer award, the fashion visionary award in occasion of the Audi fashion festival and the royal designer for industry from the RSA. Finally in 2014 The Business of Fashion also declares Chalayan as one of top 500 influencers in the Fashion Industry.
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