fall prêt-à-porter, paris: hussein chalayan
by Jeremy Danté
known for his lavish gowns & extraordinary approach to fashion design, hussein chalayan presents his FW11 ready-to-wear collection for paris fashion week. shot against a darkened studio backdrop with fog, the collection is one of sleek structure & forward fashion concepts. relaxed fit blazers with exaggerated lapels & plunging necklines allow the collection to take a strong style direction instantly, with the first look. as a graduate of centrail saint martins college of art & design in london, chalayan has been working in fashion since the mid-90’s; working with artist björk & collecting creative accolades along the way. beautifully layered drapping & relaxed silhouettes were the headlining element of this collection, the palette was kept simple with hints of grey, eggshell & a bit of print alongside navy & black. the collection is one of clean & modern aesthetic. i look forward to see more ready to wear collections from chalayan. promising collection with a cohesive vision from start to finish.