HUSSEIN CHALAYAN ANNOUNCES A MULTI-SEASON COLLABORATION WITH PARIS-BASED LUXURY BRAND VSP

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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.

HUSSEIN CHALAYAN IS RELAUNCHING HIS MEN`S WEAR LINE

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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.

HUSSEIN CHALAYAN VENTURES INTO COSTUME DESIGN FOR THE OPERA COSI FAN TUTTE

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Hussein Chalayan has designed the costumes for the opera “Cosi Fan Tutte”, which opens in May at LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. Music by the legendary Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra with the set created by the award-winning architect Dame Zaha Hadid.

This will complete the LA Phil’s Mozart/Da Ponte trilogy that unites iconic architects, leading fashion designers and distinguished international casts to create unique representations of these timeless works. Previous collaborations have featured Frank Gehry with Rodarte,(Don Giovanni) and Jean Nouvel with Azzedine Alaia (The Marriage of Figaro).

The Premier is scheduled for 23rd of May.

CHALAYAN AUTUMN/WINTER 2014 THROUGH BACKSTAGE & BEHIND THE SCENES IMAGES

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