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NIO X Chalayan
Chalayan’s designs break the boundaries of the industry and tear free of the limits of space and time. Each of his creations plays with our minds, as he creates works that are beyond our imagination. Not only has Chalayan been a source of inspiration to many great designers of our generation, but he has also opened up possibilities and windows into the future.
The NIO X Chalayan collection is a collaboration where two like-minded souls collide. Using apparel as a medium, we interpret our understanding of speed, limits and unexplored territories.
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The Turkish born Hussein Chalayan has been called “the Picasso of fashion.” His creative and modern works often break and disrupt the boundaries between science, technology, architecture and visual arts. Many of Mr. Chalayan’s works have been displayed in lead-ing global design museums and art museums.
This man good at delicate works created a series of stunning avant-garde designs such as dresses with movable airplane parts, robot skirts embedded with Swarovski crystals, and apparels made of Tyvek, looking like furniture to be assembled and can be folded to the size of envelope. All these works have been displayed in Palais du Louvre, London’s Design Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Museum of Contempo-rary Art in Tokyo.
Chalayan had his basic education at Warwickshire School of Arts at early time before studying in Central Saint Martins, the cradle of top fashion designers in 1989 where gradually grew into one of the most popular students in the school. In 1993, this new designer named his graduate series “Tangent Flows”, which is a highly artistic series using decomposing fabrics with rusts after buried 6 weeks under the ground. The high-end Boutique Store Browns then bought his entire graduation collec-tion and displayed them in the window. In 1994, he created his own company Cartesia Ltd and his own fashion brand Chalayan after finishing internship for Timothy Everest on Savile Row. In the spring of the same year, he exhibited his first collection in London’s West Soho Galleries, which is also his debuet in London Fashion Week and won high ap-praisal of fashion design industry.
Besides fashion design, Chalayan is also approaching to greater art area. He had pro-duced several short films, and attended Venice Biennale with his movie Absent Presence, performed by Oscar winner Tilda Swinton.
Chalayan has won British Fashion Award - Design of the Year in 1999 and 2000; and Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2006. He was also awarded “Start of Design” by The Fashion Group International on its annual gala in New York.