DesignTracker| Hussein Chalayan is among the most cerebral and inventive fashion designers, always challenging the mind about the future of clothing, moreso than style. Chalayan’s designs were featured in a major exhibition at London’s Design Museum in early 2009.
For Spring 2010, clothes weren’t opening into suitcases or morphing from full-skirt affairs to mini skirts, right before our eyes. Instead, Hussein Chalayan paid homage to the old days of couture in a collection that remained strikingly modern, femme-fatale sophisticated and created for confident, grownup women.
The collection was light and simply fabulous in its Smart Sensuality glamour. One could see the possibility of an uptown girl harboring a serious hankering to go downtown bad, especially in her pointy bra that almost seemed to work.
Of course a pointy-bra is a standout, but the silhouette remained softly natural. Ah yes — a discreet Smart Sensuality woman in a moment of private, sensual arousal.
Hussein Chalayan Spring 2010 Runway
Take a look at the Style.com video for a new kind of Hussein Chalayan, a man ready to tango with an impeccable glamour.
I just found this Mario Testino photo of Queen Rania of Jordan, shot for September 2008 issue of Vanity Fair Spain. Queen Rania wearing these Hussein Chalayan designs would look simply ravishing yet totally proper, as she must. Anne