Hussein Chalayan F/W 02 Paris

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  1. MulletProof

    MulletProof Well-Known Member

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    I ended up watching this show on TV the other day by mere accident and remembered how beautiful, powerful and admittedly confusing it was for me when I first saw it and how relevant it still is today, almost 10 years after it was presented. I thought it be a good idea to start a thread both for discussion and for those who are interested in his earlier work.

    Set it to full screen and enjoy. :heart:
     
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    style.com review (vague but it has some good information on the show).

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    classic chalayan! i must start by saying,it's genius the things that man could do with a catwalk. and the clothes....complex,fragile yet somehow easily translatable. i wish he would return to this sheer power.

    thanks mullet for the refresher :wink:
     
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    you're welcome, Scott!

    How I wish I could own any of the pieces in this collection. They look sublime, especially in motion. :heart:

    I always loved his journeys through time in his shows, I actually think time must be one of the great torments (for lack of a better word right now) for any creator of clothes IN the allegedly 'ever changing' business of fashion and I admire how he'd face it in his past collections and challenge his audience through presentations that can feel quite crude in an event [fashion week] that craves and celebrates a transition.. that's often not real.
    Hope that makes some sense!. :ninja:
     
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    Scott Stitch:the Hand

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    you're absolutely right mullet. and i miss when chalayan wasn't afraid to put his brain and his heart forward and make these deep,prolific statements....perhaps giving people long-lasting(like us!),philosophical thoughts and memories. this is what made him such a master.
     
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    Oh Chalayan :wub: He's probably the most revolutionary designer of my lifetime. He's so insightful and has a ridiculous eye for shapes. When I look at his work I don't even necessarily classify it as fashion but more as ideas and thoughts.
    Shapes, geometry and mathematics are everywhere in his designs and there's something so poetic about that.
     
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    ^definitely something poetic in the way he does it for sure :smile:
     
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    I love Hussein Chalayan ! Even after years his past work is still modern and stylish, sometimes even better than many other collections from other designers we see today.He has the vision and he dares to demonstrate to us what clothes should be like and can be like in his eyes.
     
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    Classic. It seems that he inspired Ghesquière's Fall 2007 Balenciaga collection, no? At least with the patchwork dresses.
     
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    ^ Maybe, but I wouldn't think so. Ghesquire's collection was much more African/Asian inspired, while this collection seems to be more East European.
     
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    edgy and exquisite.
    love the use of ethnic elements.
     
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    I see Ghesquire hint, too. especially on the jackets and pants.
    anyway, like it.
     
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    This was a magnificent collection :heart:
     
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    Hmm.. I guess Ghesquiere's work may resemble Chalayan's but what they do is completely different, Chalayan prior to this collection and a few seasons onwards experimented a lot with deconstruction, this collection seems a perfect example of that time.. of what happens when you mentally, culturally and physically rip apart a traditional costume, a uniform that allegedly identifies you, what remains of it and how you find your way back to it, in case you really ever left it in the past (at least that's a bit of my interpretation).
    Ghesquiere at the very same time had been playing with appliqué, patchwork.. all in the most literal sense, it wasn't conceptual, it was pure exploration of a technique, his S/S 02 'Patchwork' collection (right before this one by Chalayan) is a perfect example:

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    I see the obvious ethnic + patchwork-in-appearance similarities, but they're both going in very different directions, they're all part of a different journey as designers.. and let's not forget 2002 was a very inviting year for more bohemian, ethnic tendencies.. which Ghesquiere naturally took part of.. they crossed roads but I don't think one necessarily influenced the other.. not even 5 or 8 years later.. but who knows, anyway, Ghesquiere in his last years has been taking a strange amount of 'ideas' from more independent designers.. sometimes blatantly so.
     
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    no way. nicholas' patchwork interpretation was obviously a bit kitschier than the more traditionally and ethnically minded chalayan. for him it wasn't about a sort of fantasy 'boho' style but a real cultural influence. not saying i didn't like what ghesquiere was doing but i could never correlate what these two men were creating....they were on completely different planets.
     
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    d*mn...
    he should go back to this...
    IMMEDIATELY!!!...

    this is sheer brilliance...
    i want to wear most of it right now...
    :judge:...

    :heart:...

    thanks for posting this MP....
    MAJORLY inspirational...

    **btw-just by coincidence i picked up a little black chalayan dress yesterday!...:woot:...
    how excited am i?!??!>>>...:bounce:

    looks like lanvin...only better...
    :P...

    chalayan...:wub:
     
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