Judith Clark, Susannah Frankel, Pamela Golbin,
Emily King, Rebecca Lowthorpe, Sarah Mower
Devised and edited by Robert Violette
Published by Rizzoli Publications
Designed by Studio Frith
Hardback, jacket, 356 pages, 450 illustrations
31 x 26 cm (12¼ x 10¼ in), asymmetrical
US $85.00 Buy the book
The first comprehensive book on the designer Hussein Chalayan, one of the most innovative, experimental and conceptual fashion designers working today.
Internationally acclaimed, Chalayan is renowned for his inventive use of materials and integration of new technology into his designs. He is also celebrated for putting the creative process on view. Some of his best-known designs include a paper dress that can be folded into an envelope and airmailed, armchair covers that transform into dresses and a coffee table that reveals itself to be a wooden skirt. Original and groundbreaking, his designs are also pretty and modern, and this book explores that continuum. Featuring Chalayan's complete body of fashion and creative work – including his installations, videos and photographs – this unique and beautiful volume is as thought-provoking as it is stunning and is sure to be coveted by fashion, art and design connoisseurs.
Hussein Chalayan lives in London and shows his collections in Paris. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including Radical Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Fashion at the Kyoto Costume Institute in Japan, Airmail Clothing at the Musée de la Mode Palais du Louvre in Paris and Goddess: the Classical Mode at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has twice been named the British Designer of the Year and in 2006 was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire).
Judith Clark is Reader in the field of Fashion and Museology at London College of Fashion. She has curated major exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, ModeMuseum in Antwerp, Palazzo Pitti in Florence and Boijmans Van Beuningen
Susannah Frankel is fashion editor of The Independent newspaper in London. She is a regular contributor to Dazed and Confused magazine and SHOWstudio.com.
Pamela Golbin is the curator-in-chief at Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and author of the books Valentino, Balenciaga and Madame Vionnet.
Emily King is an author, curator and design historian. She is a design editor for Frieze magazine and a regular contributor to Print and Fantastic Man.
Rebecca Lowthorpe is the Fashion Features Editor for Elle magazine in London.
Sarah Mower is a fashion journalist and Daily Telegraph columnist who writes for American Vogue and Style.com. She is the British Fashion Council's first Ambassador for Emerging Talent.