Hussein Chalayan's latest tech couture is lovely.


Susannah Breslin points us to new work from fashion designer Hussein Chalayan, whose most innovative work frequently incorporates unusual uses of wearable technology:

At the end, two girls came out in mechanical dresses that, in the darkness, sent out moving spots of light configured to symbolize the big-bang beginning of the universe. They were, as always in a good Chalayan show, astonishing and moving.
There's video here, and those cybergirls come out at 11:30 mark. Here are backstage stills of cybergirls: one, two, at Style.com (thumbnailed above).

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  1. a nice sleek unitard has a much cleaner line than those baggy leotards the models were sporting. how could a designer not be attentive to such a detail? sadly, whatever effect he was going for was lost with all strobes going off during their walk. although, i achieve a similar effect every december when untangling my christmas lights.

  2. Good luck getting on a plane with those fashions.

    Better stick with flip-flops, muscle shits and plum smugglers.

  3. Yes, Borg was what I was thinking. Sort of reminds me of these photos in Life magazine of girls wearing dressers or televisions and coming off as futuristic. Problem is; our current girls look like an episode of TNG from the eighties. So is this retro couture?

  4. #4

    “” a nice sleek unitard has a much cleaner line than those baggy leotards the models were sporting. how could a designer not be attentive to such a detail? “”

    How do you know what was and wasn’t deliberate?

  5. Don’t make those famine victims carry around extra weight, they’re already about to snap in half, although I’m sure there’s a gay man somewhere that thinks they look good.

  6. well, clearly #4 *ain’t* a designer otherwise he would have noticed that wrinkles and baggy folds were very much a theme of the collection and so yes it probably WAS deliberate

  7. I’m sure there’s a gay man somewhere that thinks they look good.

    O hai. I’m glad to see that you’ve finally figured out that anorexia is a plot hatched by gay men to kill the women of the world and use their husbands and boyfriends as sex slaves. What took you so long to catch on?

  8. I’m often caught completely off guard by the selection of music for runway shows. It’s usually something I’ve never heard before and quite appropriate. I wonder if runway music sounds as sexy and adventurous without the backdrop of supermodels? Having said all that, does anyone know who did that awesome number they were playing?

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