Singapore’s Audi Fashion Festival closed with a greatly applauded show from Hussein Chalayan. The designer presented his Autumn/Winter 2013 collection that began with urban looks. Jackets were appealing. Denim jeans, tweaked to give an interesting finishing, was a statement. Beautiful dresses were then paraded on the runway. What intrigued me most were the garments that were embellished with what looked like peeled pieces of paper.
On the same night, Hussein Chalayan received “Fashion Visionary Award” for 20 years of Excellency in Design. Chalayan graduated in 1993 from London’s Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design. A year after, he launched his own label. He was named as British Designer of the Year in 1999 and in 2000. “Fashion’s arch avant-gardist”, “Fashion’s big thinker”, “Fashion’s resident mad scientist”, were some of the descriptions associated to him, for his continuous innovation in fashion. Sources : British Fashion Awards, Chalayan, Vogue, Style