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Hussein Chalayan: from fashion and back
Written by KALONSNET Editor   
Published: March 05 2010

"Airborne", Autumn/Winter 2007, installation view at the Design Museum, photo: Luke Hayes

Fully established at the forefront of contemporary fashion design, the twice named “British Designer of the Year”, Hussein Chalayan is renowned for his innovative use of materials, progressive attitudes to new technology and social criticism.
Motivated by ideas drawn from disciplines not readily associated with fashion, Chalayan’s pioneering work crosses between architecture, design, philosophy, anthropology, science and technology. His acclaimed runway shows function as performances which allow him to express important concepts. Hussein Chalayan has also presented film works and installations in art exhibitions. In 2005, he represented Turkey at the 51st Venice Biennale with Absent Presence, featuring Tilda Swinton.
This is his first solo exhibition in Japan. Through the presentation of fashion collection, films and installations from 1994 to 2009, the exhibition will comprehensively explore Chalayan’s wide range of works.
* The text provided by Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT).

Last Updated on April 03 2010

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