Finding inspiration in science, art, and technology, Hussein Chalayan has always balanced striking minimalism and innovation. Combining new age technology with innovative materials, fabrics, and fits, Chalayan likes to create a narrative around the human body. Prior to launching his ready-to-wear line in 1994 and winning numerous British Designer of the Year awards, Chalayan studied at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.
"My work reflects a relationship between rural and urban culture, movements of people and the idea of migration, anthropology, history, cultural prejudice, a relationship with the earth. My work is a conversation, a constant state of discourse."