Fearlessly experimental yet utterly sophisticated, Hussein Chalayan is one of the few designers who are constantly challenging concepts of fashion by pushing the envelope and design boundaries with innovative cuts and use of material. The St. Martin’s College of Art and Design graduate and Member of The Order to The British Empire came into the cut throat fashion scene in 1993 with a stunning graduate collection consisting of decomposed silk dresses which he buried and later exhumed for show.
With a penchant and experience for collaborating with high fashion designers such as Sergio Rossi and Alexander McQueen, PUMA sought out Hussein Chalayan to create sneakers for Spring/Summer 2010. Using a mix of materials and meticulous patterning that are iconic of Chalayan’s eponymous apparel collection, the sneakers retains simplicity in a monochromatic shades of grey while developing complexity in form. So far, the preview shows a Chukkah inspired sneaker and another more futuristic hi-top adorned with overlapping straps and panels. Other than sneakers, a printed tee featuring futuristic cosmic prints that are reminiscent of the designer’s Spring/Summer 2009 and Fall/Winter 2009 collections is also previewed along with the collection. Stay tuned for more information to come from the highly promising collaboration. Via:: HS