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March 12, 2009

Hussein Chalayan '98-'99

I already posted this at La Maladie Tropicale a while back but it's worth reposting.
Thank you Phrost for sharing these.



Please click below to see all of the images.
"Between", spring 1998

 





"Panoramic", winter 1998

 



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Photo of Niki

I think the whole collection is star wars, meets spaceballs, meets high fashion.

basically, i adore.

great post.

Photo of Hannah

So I'm new to having a blog, so I'm not quite sure of the "etiquette" but I love yours, and I linked it on mine, and was wondering if you'd do the same for me. It's a brand new little baby blog.

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Photo of alina

Haha, first poster said it all. This collection also reminds me of Brancusi's sculptures.

Photo of madeleine

this collection is amazing.
where do you get all this information?-do you just check the designers websites?

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I love Chalayan, the video of his Spring 07 show always makes me cry a little bit, as inexplicable as that may be

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your post reminded me of this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9jEg9sp1KI

you can find more of Floria Sigismondi's (the director) videos here
http://www.floriasigismondi.com/main.html

Photo of Eva

That first photo will now become my wallpaper. Thanks! haha

Photo of Brigadeiro

LOVE Chalayan! He is a true artist, and is simply...incredible!

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interesting...
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Photo of Carys

This stuff is so CRAP!
This is NOT fashion, its dressing up some anorexic girls in ridiculous outfits and making millions of dollars from it!
Give us some real fashion!

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the reason why hussein chalayan bewilders people is the reason why i love it. he confuses, stuns, takes people's perceptions beyond what they already know, throws you off-center. it's as real as fashion can be, i think.

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Astounding.This is pretty amazing, I'd say.

Photo of Michelle Chin

You should check out Alexander Mcqueen's Nuclear Winter collection. :)

Photo of Fashioncholic Girl

actually he is a turkish designer (I am turkish too) and his original name is "HÜSEYİN ÇAĞLAYAN" and he is very succesful of the world I think

visit me at : http://fashioncholicgirl.blogspot.com/

Photo of luxirare

collections have been dissapointing lately. seems as if creativity in fashion has disintegrated into building corporate luxury empires, and i appreciate that you posted archival garments of a brilliant designer.
The future of fashion worries me, what will happen when all these ideas are recycled and every cut + pasted combination has come and gone?

please keep these kinds of posts coming!

Photo of melissa

Aah i love it all.

Whatever happened with your meet-and-greet? how did it go? x

visit my blog whenever, its just starting up

Photo of Prêt-à-Porter P

it's weird to see some of these things to me because ive grown up around some of these silhouettes my whole life.
now im wondering if you could be able to find givenchy mcqueen era, there's something that i saw on fashion file once when i was young, and the image of it remains permanently burned into my brain. and ive never been able to find a picture of it!

Photo of Nihan

He is not Turkish but Cypriot, well Turkish Cypriot let's say. I have been following his work for quite a while now. He describes himself as an artist who likes to present his work on human body and I am sure he does not make millions of dollars out of it. Actually he also directs short movies which he says is just another way to express himself. He is really talented and anyone should think twice before trashing someone else's work.

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I am not his biggest fan but there is a retrospective of his career on now at London's Design Museum and it was quite impressive.

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He is so much more than just a "fashion designer" and dubbing him an "artist" is not enough to really capture the innovation and creativity he brings to his works - these are extraordinary pieces of moving art. I look forward to what he does next!

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These are amaaaazing. I especially love the one with the super long sleeves!

http://www.davidcasavant.net/

Photo of deltay

Whoa - that is intensely out of this world.

Photo of Catherine

Beautiful...this makes me want to go buy a star wars mask and put it across my face and walk the streets!

Photo of Sydnie

Another amazing post, Jane! I'm loving the pictures .. very high fashion!

Sydnie
www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

Photo of Emily

Sorry but I think this is all disgusting and almost offensive. Don't get me wrong, I love your clothing and shoes but this line is repulsive. I feel like I'm looking at Donnie Darko gone horribly wrong.

Photo of mandi

wow. this is incredible. I love the light in the first photo. The red dress sans sleeves is stunning, and the top with the straightjacket-esque sleeves is crazy good.

http://whatnotandi.blogspot.com

Photo of Julie

Waouh that's great, so conceptual ! He has become a little more commercial since then...

Photo of Ann

chalayan goes way beyond fashion -- he makes you rethink forms and reimagine the way we represent the human body. i think it's amazing.

Photo of S.Elisabeth

Not gonna lie, it reminds me strongly of Star Wars, particularly the first one (Queen Amedala?)
PS you're a shoe person, so maybe you could help me? What does one wear to walk miles and miles (I'm traveling) while having comfort and style? I'm trying to think of some (I posted some on my blog), but still I'm a bit at a lost. Thanks =)

Photo of Amanda

I think fashion is supposed to make us question what we see and know. This collection definitely does that. And the fact that it is so controversial makes it all the more intriguing. This spun my brain for a loop, and I like it. It is creative and new, and the concept is something unexplored. Maybe fashion can finally move forward from cocktail dresses and pea coats. :)

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We had a HUGE discussion about this over on the Lush Forum
http://forum.lush.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=33222&start=0
check it out ;)

Photo of Agnes

Hi Jane. Love that. I also love the part of the Between collection where he sent out the group of women in different stages of covevred up, from nude to burka.

btw, saw these, wish they where my size... maybe something for you instead. :)
http://cgi.ebay.com/YSL-High-Wedge-Boots_W0QQitemZ260374292506QQihZ016QQcategoryZ63889QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Photo of Mahala

I never used to understand high couture shows till I started studying modern art. Now they're my favourite thing to watch...I relish seeing designers let go of the restraints of market research and practicality and create all these kinetic installations for the hell of it. This is not what makes them millions...this is what they do with the millions they make designing clothes we actually wear, and we're all richer for it.

Photo of Bline

I wonder how the girls can see through these masks...

Photo of Eda

Hey! That's a designer from my country, Turkey. I'm glad that you like his designs, Jane. :)
Keep up the great work! I really enjoy your blog!
xoxo

Photo of frida27

the model on the right is Giselle Bundchen?...

Photo of Valentinaaa (:

Thankyouuuuu for posting this <3

Photo of Mehron

Very fascinating, the first woman's mask is the most striking.

Also, the bloodstain and the burqa; I wonder what the message of this collection is?

Photo of amiko

Hey does anyone know where I can find the video of his 1998 S/S collection "BETWEEN".

I'm particularly interested in the ending in which 6 models are wearing chadors from totally covered, getting shorter and shorter until the last model is completely nude only with her face covered.

I keep looking for it and even on Chalayan's website, there are no photos or videos of this very controversial sequence. If anyone knows where we can find it please share the info.

Thanks!

Photo of Sarah Wauters

It's interesting, I am not much of a fashion maven, but an artist, a photographer. I found both the "clothing" and the imagery mysterious and yet grounded. Look at the artwork of the head pieces and yet the beautiful simplicity of the footwear. Some of the outfits reminded me of what Tina Modotti or Gloria Steinem might wear - very practical almost peasant like shoes. And yet also like medieval armour. Thought provoking.

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Oh yes, absolutely you are right. Chalayan is one of our so proud fashion gurus. Glad that I come over your really 'interesting' site and to be found so worthy articles to read.

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..okay, so i need a cute dress to wear when i go out...simple slightly sexy BLACK dress. Also, not expensive please...

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The fashion designers draw out the body form and then make copys for an easy trace, do they use basic templates, or do they know how to draw body forms quickly from memory?

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I love Chalayan, the video of his Spring 07 show always makes me cry a little bit, as inexplicable as that may be

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haha, first poster said it all. This collection also reminds me of Brancusi's sculptures

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the reason why hussein chalayan bewilders people is the reason why i love it. he confuses, stuns, takes people's perceptions beyond what they already know, throws you off-center. it's as real as fashion can be, i think

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