Hussein Chalayan is known for integrating the human body with clothing, technology, and architecture to create collections that delve deeper, and illustrate personal narratives. Chalayan’s collections often are referred to as performances rather than fashion shows because of his use of innovative music and multi-media.
For his SS15 collection he transported us to the shores of Casablanca, and took us on a tour through the street markets of Marrakech. Lattice printed separates echoed the shadows created by two large Moroccan latices that were placed at the entrance to the runway. Exquisitely draped gowns, sleek jumpsuits, tailored blazers, and enormous wide-brimmed hats left us wanting more. Chalayan quickly gave us more in the form of high slit skirts that had shorts under them, and gowns with the image of a woman in a burqa.
With so many varied options shown from dresses to separates, tailored to loose fitting, prints to solids, and more, every woman can find something to love in Chalayan’s expertly executed collection.
Article by IFBK
Photography by Guest Contributor Alexis Noelle Barnett