Internationally acclaimed, Hussein Chalayan is known for his inventive use of materials and integration of new technology into his designs. He is also celebrated for putting the creative process itself on view. Some of his best-known designs include a paper dress that can be folded into an envelope and airmailed, armchair covers that transform into dresses, and a coffee table that reveals itself to be a wooden skirt. Original and groundbreaking, his designs are also pretty and modern, and this book explores that continuum.
Featuring Chalayan’s complete body of fashion and creative work—including his installations, videos, and photographs—this unique and beautiful volume is as thought-provoking as it is stunning and is sure to be coveted by fashion, art, and design connoisseurs.
About The Author
Hussein Chalayan lives in London and shows his collections in Paris.
His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including "Radical Fashion," at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, "Fashion‚" at the Kyoto Costume Institute in Japan, "Airmail Clothing" at the Musée de la Mode Palais du Louvre in Paris, and "Goddess: The Classical Mode" at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
He has twice been named the British Designer of the Year and in 2006 was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire). Judith Clark is a fashion writer and curated "Radical Fashion" at the V&A and "The Art of Fashion: Installing Allusions" at the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum.
Susannah Frankel is a fashion writer and the fashion editor of The Independent in London. Emily King is an author, curator, and design historian.
She is a design editor for Frieze magazine and a regular contributor to Print and Fantastic Man. Robert Violette is an editor and publisher in London. He edited You Can Find Inspiration in Everything by Paul Smith, as well as the first major books on Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, and Sophie Calle.
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