Monday, 4 October 2010

Hussein Chalayan

I am pretty late on the Paris front, and I think I pretty much missed the boat on Milan. I'm steadily making my way through the images and reviews, and came across Chalayan's collection.  I've always been a big fan of his, especially his early work.  Chalayan is said to have been influenced by certain aspects of Japanese culture, but unfortunately, I'm not well versed on anything Japanese so would not be able to pick out any of these influences.  What I do see, however, is beautifully structured garments, with colour blocking olive green, blue and pink against black waistcoats and tunics - and of course, next summer's big colour, white.  It's a more avant-garde take on the grown-up womenswear trend.

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