the design museum, london
jan 22 - may 17, 2009
"Fashion designer Hussein Chalayan is equally known for his unusual fashion designs as he is for his art and design projects. The Cyprus born designer calls London home and has been creating avant-garde clothing since graduating from central St. Martens in 1993. He was named the British designer of the year twice ('99 and '00) and continues to integrate innovative materials and technology into his designs. This exhibit is the first comprehensive presentation of Chalayan's work in the UK. Among the works on show are 'Afterwords', his collection of wearable architecture; 'Airborne', a dress made of 15,000 flickering LEDs and Swarovski crystals; and 'Before Minus Now', a dress made using materials from aircrafts"