Hussein Chalayan is known as a fashion's storyteller, playing with narratives constructed around cultural identities and anthropology. His multidisciplinary approach bridges the gap between performance, art and technology; his ideas evolve around perception as well as realities of modern life.
Chalayan continues to offer the discerning client iconic collections featuring an innovative design, impeccable tailoring, elegant drapery and a minimalist aesthetic.Combining a Made in Italy craftsmanship with current techniques, Hussein Chalayan explores shapes and details. The Chalayan name is synonymous for cutting edge design and innovation, not only within the fashion industry, but also with some of the most ubiquitous celebrities and tastemakers in the world.
Celebrity followers of the house of Chalayan include Marion Cotillard, Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, Katy Perry, Cameron Diaz, Olivia Palermo, Roisin Murphy, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Eva Longoria, Bjork, Lady Gaga and many others.
Since 2003 Chalayan has used various medias to present some of his collections and directed art films as well as installations. Chalayan took part in important exhibitions such as at the Victoria and Albert Museum London, The Kyoto Costume Institute, The Palais du Louvre Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and MOMA in New York. Hussein Chalayan is one of the few designers who has had critically acclaimed solo museum shows: Musee des Arts Decoratifs Paris, Contemporary Art Museum Tokyo, Modern Museum Istanbul and Design Museum, London
Fashion collaborations include:
2015: Creative Director of Vionnet first line
2014: Leather Collection for VSP
2013: Capsule collection for MAVI JEANS
2009: Capsule collection for J BRAND
2007: Capsule collection for SWAROVSKI
2008: Creative Director of Puma