Conceptual. Experimental. Innovative. Those words get tossed around a lot in fashion, but they ring true about Hussein Chalayan.
SWIMMING POOL presents Hussein Chalayan (2005), the first in-depth monograph that celebrates the designer's 10th anniversary.
Hussein Chalayan has led the way in hi-tech fashion with a body of work that resembles an intellectual tour de force - this is certainly not a designer who strives to define the new hemline or dictate what the new black of the season is.
Chalayan’s world is characterised by minimal sets and like a good film noir by a mood of suspense, incorporating elements of contemporary life including interiors, urban architecture, and cultural dialogue. Chalayan elevates every single one of his garments from mere trendiness and ushers them into a mystical timeless realm.
If you’re not familiar with Chalayan, catch up because you’re already late!