Chalayan: Ready-to-wear AW16
“Teutonic” was Hussein Chalayan’s title for his winter 2016 collection. It fits the rigorous nature of Chalayan’s aesthetic – German techno, Burda patterns, Autobahns, a bit of Kraftwerk. Chalayan’s clothes are generally strict and sharp, decidedly Teutonic in themselves, even without the theme. This time, his signature cleanliness and intellect – clever minimalism – fused with more evident touches of the Germanic. Not really heritage – it was digi-tinged, sparkling with Swarovski and inspired, in part, by car technologies. Streamlined style. Das ist gutt, ja?
Photograph by Jason Lloyd-Evans