Hussein Chalayan is an internationally-regarded fashion designer who is renowned for his innovative use of materials, meticulous pattern cutting and progressive attitude to new technology. Born in Nicosia, Cyprus, Hussein was educated both in Cyprus and England. In 1993, his graduate collection from Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design was exhibited in the window of Browns in London, the second student since John Galliano. Hussein began designing commercially in 1994, and in 1997 was appointed to design TSE's New York Collection. Twice voted British Designer of the Year, he has also designed costumes for opera and dance performances. Chalayan was the focus of a retrospective at the Groningen Museum, The Netherlands, in 2005, and a book was published to coincide with this event, edited by Suzy Menkes and Caroline Evans.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 'Hussein Chalayan', Groninger Museum, The Netherlands, 2005
  • 'Radical Fashion', The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2001
  • 'London Designers', F.I.T., New York, 2001
  • 'Great Exhibitions', Design Council, Grand Central Terminal, New York, 2001
  • 'Egofugal', 7th International Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, 2001
  • 'Egofugal', 7th International Istanbul Biennale, Tokyo Opera City, 2001
  • 'Century City', Tate Modern, London, 2001 
'La Beaut', Avignon, 2000
  • 'Airmail Clothing', Musee de la Mode, Palais du Louvre, Paris, 1999
  • 'Echoform', Fastforward, San Francisco; Atlantis Gallery, London; Festival des Jeunes
  • Createurs; Exposing Meaning in Fashion Through Presentation, New York; Fast Forward, Vienna, 1999
  • 'Visions of the Body: Fashion or Invisible Corset', Kyoto Costume Institute, 1999
  • 'Addressing the Century: 100 Years of Art & Fashion', Hayward Gallery, London, 1998
  • Solo Exhibition, Colette, Paris, 1998
  • 'The Cutting Edge', The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1997
  • Solo Exhibition, The Window Gallery, Prague, 1996
  • 'Jam-Style+Music+Media', Barbican Art Gallery, London, 1996

Prizes

  • Represented Turkey, Venice Biennale 2005
  • Designer of the Year, British Fashion Awards, 2000
  • Designer of the Year, British Fashion Awards, 1999
  • Nominee, Lloyds Designer of the Year, 1996
  • Absolut Creation Award, 1995
  • Nominee, Lloyds Designer of the Year, 1995

Links

http://www.husseinchalayan.com

http://twitter.com/husseinchalayan

Feed

  1. 10:30 - 11:30 on 28 Sep 2012
    Hussein Chalayan presents a live stream.

    Chalayan: Live panel discussion

  2. 30 Jan 2009
    Hussein Chalayan features in a project.

    From Fashion And Back

  3. 22 Oct 2007
    Hussein Chalayan features in a project.

    Readings

  4. 24 Dec 2004
    Hussein Chalayan features in a project.

    Advent