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Chalayan Resort 2014
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Hussein Chalayan riffed on seaside leisure for resort. “The anticipation, the conversations, sharing a drink,” said Chalayan. “I was looking at that crossover between life on the beach in a daily way.” Specifically, he zeroed in on the idea of a towel wrapped around you after a swim, working the clever concept with wearable ease. A white blazer was gently pleated and pulled around the body in the front; a gauzy white camisole gave the impression of a bikini worn under a towel. A sweatshirt printed or in gray had a wave panel over the sleeve, while draped pieces played with the concept of cutting holes in a towel in order to wear it. More colorful looks included an abstract photo print of a hazy beach scene.




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For the most part, I don't like this, which is rather disappointing. :/

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wow, impressed for a mid season collection. you can feel the cool sea wind breezing by...how pretty is that single fold at the shoulder? the first resort collection that i get a sense of resortness from...

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Let's face it, Hussein Chalayan isn't exactly at the height of his creativity when it comes to his work of the last 5 years or so, showmanship aside. I see the same designs on consistent repeat, like the slightly egg-shaped coat with exaggerated, sculptural pockets, the ultra-low buttoned tailored jacket and the multi-godet flared skirt. To be honest, most of this does not live up to the incredible work he has done earlier, strangely so, for a designer of his calibre, it does seem as if I was looking at two totally different designers' work

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i cant get past those hideous shoes which make every look appear matronly

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it all feels very contrived...
which is not good...

annoying, because i'd like to like it...
and i tried...really, i did...
but it's no use...

i give up!

i agree with a lot of what tric says and i just hope he gets inspired and back on track...

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Yeah, 'contrived' and gimmick-y is exactly what I think about a lot of what presently defines Chalayan's collections - Does that pleating on the bust level of a blazer really add anything to the design that you'd *want* there, that doesn't add unnecessary bulk to any woman, except for one with a totally flat chest? The way most of these conceptual ideas translate into the actual clothing is for the most part a bit show-off for the sake of proving their status as a cutting edge fashion label, and in others, mundane and bland, NOT purposefully understated and puristic.

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