Where did he come from? <br />Hussein was born in Cyprus in 1970, he went to school in England and Cyprus at London’s strict high gate boarding school. He graduated in 1993 in London's central St martins college of art and design. After that he produced over 20 collections and has been crowned British designer of the year twice in 1999 and 2000. <br />
What advice would you give to the young ?<br />I would advise young designers to get experience before they approach their own thing. you don't have to have your own label to succeed. you could have a part in an interesting group. the important thing in the design world is to be always thinking of something that isn't already done. otherwise, the ones that are doing it will do it better than you. also, opening to yourself to sort of other things that can inspire design rather than looking at design constantly. you have to expose yourself to other worlds to keep your mind more active.<br />http://www.designboom.com/eng/interview/chalayan.html<br />
About him<br />Chalayan inspiration comes from science and technology. Hussien is well known for his architectural looking garments that turn into chairs and tables. He has been involved in many exhibitions including the V&A in 1997 in London, he has also exhibited his work in New York, Paris, Venice and many more. He was awarded an MBE (member of order of the British empire) in 2006 on the queens birthdays honours list for his enormous services to the fashion industry. <br />
Attention to detail!<br />You could see in his work that he pays attention to detail and most of the elements in his designs are 3D and bring another dimension and style into the dress making is very unique. <br />This is the same concept I have used in my design. I will be using chicken wire to t mould my dress to make it look 3D. <br />
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