It is Hussein Chalayan’s turn!

Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris has organised an exhibition on Hussein Chalayan.  Showcasing his works from the past 16 years of his career, it’s evident that Chalayan’s experimentation with technology and innovation is extraordinary.  One of the highlights includes his iconic dress-turned-wooden skirt-turned-coffee table creation.  Known for his use of unconventional materials,  Chalayan’s graduate collection was entitled Tangent Flows and consisted of garments that has been oxidised after being buried for three months in his garden.  On show are also films and installations commissioned as art pieces by various art organisations.

Collection Readings, printemps/été 2008, © Christopher Moore

On his fascination with unconventional methods of construction, he explained, “It wasn’t a decision. As I am a curious person and an ideas person, everything I do is imbued with my curiosity and my love of exploring ideas.”  Read his interview with AnOther here.

Collection Airborne, automne/hiver 2007, © Christopher Moore

Hussein Chalayan: récits de mode is on show from 5 July to 21 November 2011 at Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, located at 107, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France.

X Sybil

(Images from Les Arts Décoratifs‘ website)

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