Hussein Chalayan is a Turkish fashion designer who graduated from Central St Martins in 1993. He uses technology in his work such as LEDs and computer systems. Although he works within fashion, he can also be considered a 3D designer because of the structure his garments have. In his spring summer show in 2007 called One Hundred and Eleven the last 6 pieces transformed, using moving parts between two historical styles. One metal dress moves from the hourglass Dior New Look from the 1950’s to a Paco Rabanne style chain mail shift dress from the 60’s. I really like the way Chalayan is able to combine old silhouettes with technology to make something completely new. I was also impressed with how subtle some of the movements are on the dresses and how they appear seamless and organic.

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