Hussein Chalayan F/W 03.04

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  1. xopher215

    xopher215 New Member

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    From what I can see, for Fall 2003 Chalayan presents and gifts us with a quieting but empathic offering that both signals a (very well-deserved) sense of personal satisfaction and invigorates his image as experimenter.

    This collection inventories and alludes to a sort of closure from previous explorations while lacing and containing, with an almost optimistic thread, any hints of "uncertainty" that may be gleaned from it. He actually seems to entertain the notion of a more general and multi-purpose role of apparel since so many of these pieces serve not only to shelter or shell a body but also to adorn, enhance, and indeed preserve on some level.

    Perhaps Chalayan really recognizes and here humbly acknowledges his position as one of not many more than a handful of industry leaders. While he's not content to take a breather himself, he affords other designers this opportunity to get caught up, choosing this time to present an emotionally stimulating and not-as-obliquely beautiful collection.

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  2. *AndoraStar*

    *AndoraStar* Day Dreaming

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    This collection ruined it for me.. pillows and PLAID! NOPE.. it's like at all!!
     
  3. Dancer0128

    Dancer0128 New Member

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    it looks like the last two outfits were made out of sleeping bags. :?
     
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    contessacolette New Member

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    I like the fur-trimmed, plaid coat, but what statement am I supposed to be saying if I wore a lifesavers hanging off my sides like saddlebags gone wrong?!
     
  5. xopher215

    xopher215 New Member

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    :shock: These coats rule. B)

    ... and engage flotation devices only as needed.
    (The "forward thinking fashionista" can never be too careful. :lol: )

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  6. xopher215

    xopher215 New Member

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    It is more than a bit disconcerting to witness a Chalayan
    collection where adjectives such as "sexy" come to mind.

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    not a stiletto, but cute still 8) <img border='0' alt='image'src=http://media.condenet.com/style/view/78/05/100100578.jpg>
     
  7. Nicky

    Nicky New Member

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    The designer said it symbolized Noah’s Ark: hope for humanity after the deluge :lol: . Well since he's turkish and muslim ( non practicing, he eats pork and drinks alcohol ), Chalayan had to make some kind of statement regarding the impending war and obviously he's optimistic regarding that whole situation :)
     
  8. LolitaLuxe

    LolitaLuxe Vision of Paradise

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    i have been waiting for your chalayan review xopher :)
     
  9. xopher215

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    :mrgreen: I :wub:ed it. It showed yet another very distinct facet of him, I thought.
     
  10. Astrid21

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    Very beautifully put, Xopher. I wasn't too impressed w/it when I saw it the first time, but now it's one of my favorites. I think I got too comfortable w/Hussein being deconstructive that I couldn't appreciate the more quiet beauty he was striving for.

    Thanks for the pics.
     
  11. xopher215

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    oh yes i do hope this whole war situation gets better. :D :D
    but i didn't get the noah's ark message at first :wink:
     
  13. Acid

    Acid yes

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    Me and Kesley decided the pillows are to keep people afloat who cant swim :)
     
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    ultramarine chaos reigns

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    I'm biased ... plaid, for me... it's :x

    *barfs, barfs, barfs, all over the place!*

    Dresses are f-ine! And yeah! What's with Chalayan designing sexy? I like the dresses, but didnt expect it!
     
  16. Poison

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    i love this delicate, sublime and inteligent collections from Chalayan, this one better from this previous

    [ot:3f48311171]Nice to be back, i missed you, my PC had shut-down[/ot:3f48311171]
    :wub: 8)
     
  17. paulina

    paulina New Member

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    :lol: WELCOME BACK ZEUS :wub:
     
  18. xopher215

    xopher215 New Member

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    :mrgreen: Hey, zeus. I was hoping you'd drop by since I thought you'd like this collection as well as you did his Spring one (or more). :lol:

    Glad your PC is better. B)
     
  19. Erzébeth

    Erzébeth New Member

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    or perhaps hussein intends the 'floaters' and balloons(to float away) as safety equipment during an emergency :eek:

    as art, it plays tricks with my eyes, so it's interesting, though the dresses are very wearable, esp. the gunmetal coloured one
     
  20. Poison

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    thanks Guys!!! I :wub: u all!!! 8)
     

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