With a preface by Judith Clark, this publication showcases garments selected from the archives of designer Hussein Chalayan from 1997 – 2010.
Archivist – published by Jane Howard and Micheal Harrison is a fashion journal which showcases designer’s archives, personal collections and new emerging talent. With a unique view of the fashion industry it is non seasonal and takes no advertising.
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Defined by 27 years of leather design innovation, VSP brand combines expert techniques, that marry artistic craft with technical evolution to give contemporary forms to luxury leather, shearling, knits and special fabrics. Currently present in 14 different countries, VSP is stocked at some of the most prestigious retailers in the world, including Harvey Nichols (London), LuisaViaRoma (Florence), Gio Moretti (Milan) and Isetan (Tokyo).
“VSP Chalayan” collection will see VSP’s signature leather and special fabrics, from delicate cottons to linens, reinterpreted by Hussein Chalayan for a series of twenty unique womenswear pieces.
“I am truly honoured and excited to be collaborating with VSP to produce the VSP Chalayan collection. First of its kind for the Chalayan brand, I feel that the collection will be a strong culmination of design, innovation, craftsmanship, playfulness and desirability. The inspiration for the pieces is a reflection of the Chalayan house language and also aligned with the existing VSP aesthetic, culminating in a collection which would have never existed without this collaboration. ” Hussein Chalayan
The Spring/Summer 2015 capsule collection will be launched in tandem with the official opening of the VSP Paris Flagship Store during Paris Fashion Week in September 2014.
CHALAYAN MAN S/S 2015
Chalayan introduces a men’s capsule collection of 22 styles for Spring/Summer 2015.
The collection consists of Moorish inspired weaves and jacquard patterns in light fresh colours seen in form of blousons, jackets, trousers, shorts and layered shirts providing rich ingredients for extensive texture mixing.
Prints are inspired by the idea of the “gaze” in Moorish environments where secret zones are looked at through apertures, in this instance revealing budding courgette flowers or hidden riad courtyards revealing shadows of tangerine trees on tiled floors. Another pivotal print is a display of tangerine trees themselves lined up in a Moorish water irrigation grid inspired by the church courtyards of buildings that were once mosques.
The collection is mainly smart/casual, with a minimal feel, whilst providing many ingredients for a more playful mix with prints and lightweight transparent fabrics.
The Chalayan man is someone who has a diverse range of interests and knows how to dress for the occasion but follows no particular rules.
The collection is conceived with a spirit of innovation, practicality and precision cutting combined with a sense of playfulness, inviting a variety of customer who can pick and choose to make the collection their own.