Hussein Chalayan and Kristin Baker

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Earlier, I posted about artist Kristin Baker's paintings inspired by auto racing. My wife Kelly Sparks had turned me on to Baker a few months ago. But Kelly, a fashion designer, was reminded of the paintings again when she saw Hussein Chalayan's spring 2009 ready-to-wear collection. The abstract nature and colors of the prints align beautifully with Baker's paintings (example at left). And Chalaya's remarkable garment structures definitely convey the motion of a speedway.

Hussein Chalayan spring 2009 collection (

Previously on BB:
Kristin Baker's speedway racing-inspired paintings