Chalayan

CHALAYAN (WOMENS)

Hussein Chalayan was born in Nicosia, Cyprus and was graduated in 1993 from London's Central St Martins School of Art and Design. His degree collection was bought by British iconic boutique Browns, launching him as a significant new fashion force. In 1994 Hussein Chalayan started his own label. He was named British Designer of the Year in 1999 and in 2000.

In 2002, Chalayan moved his internationally lauded fashion show from London to Paris where the Chalayan collection is shown seasonally. The Chalayan collections are known for innovative design, beautiful tailoring and draping and an elegant minimalist aesthetic. The ready-to-wear collection is regularly featured in top fashion magazines and international press as well as carried in the world's best boutiques and is favoured by actresses, musicians, artists and tastemakers on and off the stage and red carpet.

In his art and fashion work Chalayan uses film, installations and sculptural forms to explore perception and the realities of modern life, with particular interest in cultural identity, migration, anthropology, technology, nature and genetics. Chalayan lectures regularly about his work and has exhibited in museums worldwide including the V&A in London, The Kyoto Costume Institute, The Musée de la Mode-Palais du Louvre in Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and MOMA in New York.

He has directed several short films since 2003. Chalayan represented Turkey in the 2005 Venice Biennale with his film Absent Presence. In 2005, the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands hosted a retrospective of his work. In 2010 Chalayan opened two exhibitions in London at the Lisson Gallery and Spring Projects. Critically acclaimed solo exhibitions opened in London at the Design Museum (2009), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo (2010), Istanbul Modern (2010) and most recently at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris (2011).

Throughout the years Chalayan has partnered with artists, musicians, actors and members of the design, art, theatre and fashion fields including Tilda Swinton, Nick Knight, Antony Hegarty from Antony and the Johnsons as well with Scottish Dancer/ Choreographer Michael Clark for the 1998 production current/SEE. In 2010 he also designed costumes for the London Dance Theatre Saddlers Wells Production of ‘In The Spirit of Diaghilev' and in the same year designed the costumes for the Opera ‘Passion' based on composition by Pascal Dusapin, Choreographed by Sacha Waltz. In 2014, Chalayan designed the costumes for the L.A. Philharmonic production of Così fan tutte where Zaha Hadid created the set.

He has collaborated with Swarovski on a number of projects including creating a range of motion dresses for the Spring/ Summer 07 Chalayan collection. His installation piece for Swarovski titled "Repose" exhibited at the Kunsthalle Mannheim gallery and at the Crystal Palace, Milan.

In 2006 Hussein Chalayan was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honour's list. In February 2008 he was appointed Creative Director of Puma. In 2011 Rizzoli published the first complete monograph on his work entitled Hussein Chalayan. 2011 also saw the launch of the first Chalayan fragrance Airborne produced by Comme Des Garcons perfumes.

In 2012 Chalayan was named one of 100 all time Fashion Icons by Time Magazine. In October 2014, Hussein Chalayan was appointed the head professor of the Fashion Department at the Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien (University of Applied Arts Vienna).

In March 2015 Chalayan was a speaker at "Truth or Dare" titled Ted Conference in Vancouver. In September 2015 Chalayan has opened his first Flagship Store in London Mayfair, and In October 2015 Chalayan directed his own dance performance at the Sadlers Wells Theatre in London ,entitled Gravity Fatigue. In 2017 Chalayan was named one of the top shapers in fashion in the last 20 years by Wallpaper Magazine.

Chalayan continues to show 6 collections per year, of Womens and Menswear in London Fashion week.

5/6 Stucley Place
London NW1 8NS

www.chalayan.com

Sales Contact

Karine Draschler
sales@chalayan.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3872 4928
Mobile: +44 (0) 7845 870993

Press Contact

Michelle Ewin
michelle.ewin@spring-london.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7629 4633

SALES SHOW TICKET REQUESTS

Ticket Requests
sales@chalayan.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3872 4928

PRESS SHOW TICKET REQUESTS

Michelle Ewin
michelle.ewin@spring-london.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7629 4633

UK Stockists

EUROPE
Chalayan Flagship (UK)
2 Bourdon Street
W1K 3PA, London
Tel: +44 (0) 207 493 8157

Dover Street Market (UK)
18-22 Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4DG

Shyness (UK)
346 Old St
London EC1V 9NQ

International Stockists

EUROPE

Nachbarin (Austria)
Gumpendorfer Str. 17
1060 Wien, Austria

Jean Pierre Bua (Spain)
Avinguda Diagonal, 469
08036 Barcelona, Spain

Menage (Netherlands)
Staalstraat 7B
1011 JJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Stijl (Belgium)
Rue Antoine Dansaert 74
1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Harvey Nichols (Turkey)
Esentepe Mahallesi, Büyükdere Cd.
Kanyon Alışveriş Merkezi No:185
34394 Şişli, İstanbul

Inui (Turkey)
Zeki Paşa Apt 12/A
Maçka Cad Teşvikiye
34367, Şişli Istanbul

Gizia Gate (Turkey)
Harbiye Mahallesi
19 Abdi İpekçi Cd.
34367 Şişli İstanbul


USA
Barneys (NY)
660 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Opening Ceremony (New York)
35 Howard St
New York, NY 10013

Mameg (LA)
9970 S Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Des Kohan (LA)
671 S Cloverdale Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036



ASIA
Opening Ceremony (Japan)
6-7-1-B Jingumae, Shibuya-Ku
150-0001 Tokyo

Zen Source Clothing (Japan)
#303 3-20-3 Sendagaya
Shibuya, 151-0051 Tokyo

Cement (Japan)
2-14-25-101 Shimo Ochiai Shinjuku-ku
161-0033 Tokyo

Abstract Abstraction (Japan)
9-20-304 Suidouchou Chuo-Ku
Kumamoto

Lantiki (Japan)
2-3-28, Nakazaki-Nishi Kita-Ku
530-0015 Osaka

Labels (Vietnam)
89 Mac Thi Buoi, Ben Nghe
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City



MIDDLE EAST
Villa Baboushka (Egypt)
31 Ismail Mohamed street
Zamalik Cairo