Saturday, March 28, 2009

Kinetic Apparel: Hussein Chalayan...

Posted by Alpha Auer

Hussein Chalayan's beautiful garments are kinetic in the sexiest possible way: They float away, unpeel themselves or lift off. And no clumsy techno-choreography here either. The revelation of the nude body is timelined, graceful and dramatic. And most definitely not mere computer gimmickry attached to so-so fashion design - regardless of whether the clothes move or not, they are gorgeous enough to merit attention in themselves as well.

I am a more than just a little proud of this incredible fashion designer since he is my landsman. Well - stretching facts a bit here: Hussein Chalayan is actually Turkish-Cypriotic / British whereas I am a born and bred Istanbul city rat!