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Friday, March 2nd 2012

New to Shopbop: Chalayan

After graduating from the prestigious Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, Hussein Chalayan launched his eponymous line in 1994. Designing outrageous and daring pieces quickly became his calling card—looks made of wood, paper, and even clothing that morphed its shape to show the history of fashion. Though the designer holds tight to his flair for the avant-garde, in recent years, his collections have taken a slightly more subdued approach, shifting from eccentric beauty to elegant, effortless style.

The spring collection is a foundation of silvery greys and soft neutrals supporting small bursts of muted citrus. It’s a mix of beautifully draped dresses and clean, tailored separates, but strategically placed sheer chiffon and floral panels excite the otherwise simple silhouettes and play into Chalayan’s signature forward feel.

--Libby S.

Shop Chalayan Spring 2012

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